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From Katie Taylor to Gary Lineker to America - McGregor has earned respect

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Conor McGregor putting a few on Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor putting a few on Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor putting a few on Floyd Mayweather

His professional boxing debut, as expected, ended in defeat but Conor McGregor has received worldwide kudos for his showing against the indomitable Floyd Mayweather.

This was, after all the hype and trash talk, a man entering a new sport and taking on the best and while it was a comfortable win for Mayweather, McGregor has been lauded for the effort he put in.














Here is a selection of some of the praise McGregor received on Twitter following the Las Vegas showdown.

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