From Katie Taylor to Gary Lineker to America - McGregor has earned respect
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.
But let me say: I have an enormous amount of respect for @TheNotoriousMMA! Amazing fight! No reason to ever have his head down.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 27, 2017
Gotta say @TheNotoriousMMA hat tipped son . 0 pro fights and you stepped in with the . Very harsh commentary from Carl Froch I thought— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 27, 2017
It was always a gonna be a huge task. 10 rounds with the greatest of all time in his first professional boxing match. @TheNotoriousMMA— Laurence Kinlan (@laurencekinlan) August 27, 2017
@TheNotoriousMMA Nothing but respect. You have elevated this sport and all fighters. Congrats on your success!— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) August 27, 2017
If u not a fan of @TheNotoriousMMA after that fight, then kick rocks.— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) August 27, 2017
Conor McGregor (111-430, 26%) in 10 rounds landed more punches & at a better percentage than Manny Pacquiao (81-429, 19%) did in 12 #MayMac— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) August 27, 2017
He is some man...Fair play Conor! #ConorMcGregor— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) August 27, 2017
Here is a selection of some of the praise McGregor received on Twitter following the Las Vegas showdown.