Conor McGregor Opens Up About Mayweather Fight On Instagram
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Now that the hoopla is over, Conor McGregor has had some time reflect on it all. So he opened up on Instagram...
quote:

Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days.

Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all!

Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners!

I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night.

Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight. A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight. I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud of everyone of my team for what we done in the short time that we done it.

30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward.
Another day another lesson!

Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure.

Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it!
Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!
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Comments

20 Comments
Think that was a very classy response. He manned up and owned it.
Reply50 months
translation = thank you for making me rich as F**K!!
Reply50 months
I would like to see just about anybody on this entire forum step into a ring or cage with McGregor and last one round...some delusional MFer's on this site.
Reply50 months
Doesn't sound like Rocky style training. Not even getting to 12 in practice? What'd he think was going to happen, magical endurance?
Reply50 months
Was Conor on molly when he wrote that?
Reply50 months
That was humble and classy.
Reply50 months
god damn is he delusional he was sucking for air after the third round
Reply50 months
I can't help but like the guy.
Reply50 months
I hate him more and more before every fight, but always respect his class in defeat.
50 months
"Very strong in the clinch"? Was that a subtle jab at the champ?
Reply50 months
"Onto the next one"?? Dude just made bank. Why would he ever fight for lesser MMA money ever again?
Reply50 months
When you are truly passionate about something, you don't stop because you made all the money. Someone that is that into his sport like that, will die doing it.
50 months
McGregor was living off Welfare and bagging groceries only 6 or so years ago. I'm a fan now, even though he is the ultimate showman/entertainer!
50 months
There is a thin line between egoism and the kind of confident mindset it requires to compete and win at the highest levels. If one don't believe they are/can be the best...then they probably never will be. A lot of the boisterous fluff is commercial hype; gets the hormones stewing, and the bucks flowing. Mayweather dodged the big ones back when they were there to be had. A shame. There will always be doubt. IMO.
Reply50 months
I dunno...he definitely ducky Wright and waited too long to fight Cotto but otherwise, I think accusations of Mayweather ducking are a bit overstated
50 months
The whole thing was a sham. Mayweather got his 50 wins, McGregor got his money, and boxing got a match up that made them relevant again. The sport is still as corrupt as ever.
Reply50 months
Funny how egotistical maniacs, like McGregor, are humble as pie following a loss. Nick Saban is the epitome' of this. Just watch, when Nick's winning big (which he is most of the time), nobody can do anything right--yelling at coaches, players and sarcastic to the max to reporters afterwards. Let him lose a game and he's pulling up chairs for everybody and sheepish as the day is long. He's so predictable it's comical.
Reply50 months
Exactly. The first thing I thought after reading this was "Nick Saban".
50 months
This boards obsession with Nick Saban is comical. A post about a MMA fighter got turned into a comment on Saban, hilarious!
50 months
They are selling a fight. Humility in defeat and in victory should be applauded
50 months
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