In boxing, the biggest personalities always seem to match their play with their mouths.
Since the fight, many have speculated on who will be McGregor's next opponent. "Will Mayweather Jr break his defensive shell and attack?" He may not have much pop (7 KOs in 44 fights) and he's a bit weathered at 36, but those elements make a McGregor showdown all the more interesting.
Roddy also discusses the fact McGregor's personality on camera and in the ring - i.e. that of the World's Most Confident Man - is exactly what he's like outside of the public eye, too.
He was defeated by Mayweather via technical knockout and the fight has drawn mixed reviews. "I must come straight ahead and give the fans a show". "We also want them to get a chance to interact with them in advance - thereby creating our place as a hub for martial arts and MMA in the city".
Interestingly, McGregor has suggested Floyd Mayweather has the skills to transition into MMA. It sells fights, it sells the Conor McGregor brand, and it attracts people to the sport. King Midas himself couldn't have done any better if he had punched 170 foes in one sitting to then turn them into gold and sell their suddenly stiff and shiny bodies in the open market.
"That was our game plan".
The stoppage was called premature by many UFC fans because McGregor didn't hit the canvas and was mostly exhausted and not severely hurt by Mayweather's punches. McGregor has never been past the 5 rounds MMA bouts merit, and openly admitted to being worn out in the later rounds. I don't think I have the level today to go in there and challenge a champion.
While she doesn't implicitly say who she sided with, she does imply that she was rooting for McGregor by saying she's "a UFC girl". I don't want to have my flag inside of your truck like this.' I said, 'Man, I'm not anxious about that.' He's saying, 'You never know if you ever need someone, so...' -- I already knew where he was going with it. "I'm going to end him faster than Floyd did".
"There's a lot on the line here, let me keep going". On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, however, Malignaggi made it clear that a boxing match is all he's interested in and that he has no intention of stepping into the octagon to face McGregor under MMA rules. Entering his first professional boxing bout, many experts and analyst thought he performed well in a losing effort. There is some crossover, not a ton, between UFC fans and boxing fans, but I think there was virtually zero crossover between Mayweather fans and McGregor fans.
The MMA megastar was able to land more punches on the elusive "Money" than former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and a host of other world-class pros, and even though he ultimately succumbed to a tenth-round TKO at the hands of the undefeated champion, "The Notorious" proved he was a tough and game boxer until gassing late.
However, McGregor has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes' latest rich list for athletes after pocketing nearly £80m (€86.1m, $103.6m) following his bout with Mayweather.