In a lengthy social media post Thursday, he raised a toast to his fans, his team and even Mayweather himself, while lamenting his lack of time in preparing to face the now-retired boxing champ.
“Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days,” McGregor posted on Instagram. “… It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night.”
McGregor, the UFC’s 155-pound champion who was making his professional boxing debut, lost by TKO in the 10th round of their junior middleweight fight on Saturday night.
Mayweather, who moved his record to a historic 50-0 with 27 knockouts, said after the fight he would return to retirement.
“Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match,” McGregor said in the post. “Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience, and his endurance won him this fight hands down.
“I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure.”
Read his entire post below:
(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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