Many are the voices saying that the cage should not be the stage for a second coming of a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor superfight. They are right, of course. In athletic terms, a mixed martial arts fight should never be entertained. It's farcical.
It had been bothering him all week, a simple question that was fundamental to watching sport: Who did he want to win? It had happened before at the World Cup and the Tour de France and watching tennis tournaments and athletics meets, but rarely when an Irishman was involved. And you could say a lot about Conor McGregor.
A total of 14,623 people watched on from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena as Floyd Mayweather Jr. extended his flawless professional boxing record to 50-0 with a 10th round stoppage of Conor McGregor.
The ring was still thronged as the rich people emptied out of their $10,000 seats, a fragrant train of the varnished and bejewelled, hurrying away towards the next evening curiosity. They looked pleased in the way of opera-goers exiting before a second encore.
IMELDA May has apologised to fans at a festival for pulling out last minute to sing at the McGregor Vs Mayweather fight in Vegas - saying "duty called" to sing for Ireland, not money or fame.
Former WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi has said that Conor McGregor doesn't know how to effectively throw a punch in boxing after his debut loss to Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
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