No surprise, Mayweather-McGregor fight was a mismatch

No surprise, Mayweather-McGregor fight was a mismatch

Mayweather landed more punches than McGregor, 130-60, in rounds six through 10 after McGregor had a 51-40 edge in the first five rounds.

"He's a lot better than I thought he'd be", a jubilant Mayweather said of McGregor.

He said: "My friends started texting me saying they had seen me on TV".

"This was my last fight tonight, ladies and gentlemen".

While, as you might expect, Michael Owen struck a more sober tone while analysing the result.

McGregor somehow survived an onslaught in the seventh round when a right counter from Mayweather staggered him badly. He said he was happy with Byrd's overall presence in the fight. "He fought like a Mexican".

"Where were the final two rounds?"

It likely wouldn't have mattered at the end of the day because of the extreme difference in skill level and experience, but Conor McGregor and his team made several key mistakes in their preparation for fighting Floyd Mayweather. McGregor's awkwardness against a rusty and eroded Mayweather is what enabled him to not embarrass himself.

Peter Marciano says he turned down a ringside seat at the T-Mobile Arena for what he described as "a circus".

As he said he planned all along, "Money" allowed McGregor to seize the early initiative and with it the opening rounds, and let him throw his biggest shots in a naive exuberance. "I wasn't arrested or anything, but they did take my picture, so I thought they was me done for the fight, too". Pre-fight estimates showed pay-per-view revenue adding up to about a half billion dollars.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions from Raiders players after Mayweather defeated McGregor in round No. 10 by technical knockout. McGregor didn't complain when the fight was stopped and went over and hugged Mayweather.

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"I was a little worn out", he said.

He seemed nearly happy in the ring afterward, secure that he had given a good performance even in losing.

Don't get me wrong, I love my sport as much as the next Aussie and I love my boxing, but I just couldn't get into this. He is composed and you have got to give it to him.

He also got some respect from a fighter who has been in the ring his entire life. "I'm sure there are options that will present themselves in the boxing game", McGregor said.

After all the talk and hype, the fight unfolded like most in boxing figured it would.

ESPN reported earlier Saturday that at least six different bets of at least $1 million were placed on Mayweather at various Las Vegas sportsbooks in the weeks leading up to the fight.

The win sees Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year retirement to face McGregor, surpass heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano with a flawless record of 50-0. He repeated afterward that he was not going to fight again.

It's probably a good thing I was rostered on the Sunday shift this week. I chose the right dance partner to dance with.

Yet, despite the hatred on full display by both men, fans and celebrities expressed interest in this fight.

When all is said and done, history will show that McGregor did okay.

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