What can I say, folks? The “money fight” is history and we are all here to cast our “expert” opinions on what transpired in Las Vega, Nevada on Saturday Night.
With two industries colliding, one thing that cannot be denied is that it certainly lived up to the hype. The beauty of mixed martial arts clashing with the chess match that is professional boxing.
Conor McGregor stepping into a world unknown, while Floyd Mayweather returns to the sport he’s dominated for 50 straight fights.
When it was all said and done, Floyd “Money” Mayweather defeated “The Notorious” Conor McGregor in the tenth round via technical knockout in the middle of the T-Mobile Arena when referee Robert Byrd stepped in and stopped the fight.
Since then, everyone has been giving “hot takes” on the fight and arguing over the biggest and smallest details.
But the question that we should be asking is: what did we learn from this historic fight?
Let’s get started:
1. Floyd Mayweather is a man of his word and he delivered
Going into this fight, there were A LOT of predictions of how the bout of a lifetime would turn out. Most experts said that McGregor didn’t have a chance and that he would be outmatched in every form of the word. Others gave McGregor a fighter’s chance and assumed that maybe Floyd was past his prime and ready to pass the torch, as we say in the wrestling business.
But one prediction did come true and that is from the man who cemented his place in history, Floyd Mayweather. Mr. 50-0 called his shot before the bout and claimed that this fight would “not go the distance,” and it sure didn’t.
No matter your thoughts on this fight, one thing that is for sure is Floyd Mayweather said he felt disappointed in his performance against Manny Pacquiao and felt like he owed the fans. Mayweather was clearly in Las Vegas to put on a show and there’s nothing I can really criticize when it comes to the effort put in by Mayweather and McGregor.
But Floyd was right. We doubted him and he called his shot.