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The Money Fight – Floyd Mayweather puts away a game Conor McGregor in 10th round

Floyd Mayweather Jr.(50-0-0, 27 KOs), returning after a two-year plus retirement, defeated a surprisingly competitive UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (0-1-0) in the tenth round Saturday evening in The Money Fight main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor was aggressive in the early rounds, using his southpaw stance, jabs and left hand to pile up points and keep the five-time division champion off balance.

But McGregor started to tire around the sixth round and Mayweather capitalized, loading up on the right hand and using combos to take the remaining starch out of McGregor.

Mayweather’s right hand had McGregor hurt again in the ninth round, but he could not put the Irishman away, but a swarm in the tenth round forced Robert Byrd to call the bout at 1:05.

Afterwards, Mayweather complemented McGregor, saying “he was better than I expected. He used angles, butI was the better man tonight.” He then officially retired for the second time.

Talking to Jim Gray, McGregor said he felt he could still fight in the tenth round.

The main event was delayed after some fans experienced pay-per-view outages.

In the end, the better fighter won, but McGregor seemed to earn some respect from some who did not think deserved to be in the ring.

Asked if he would return to the boxing ring, McGregor declined to commit.

With the win, Mayweather broke Rocky Marciano’s record for most consecutive wins without a defeat.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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