Conor McGregor is toasting some whiskey to Floyd Mayweather saying that he was a solid fighter who ‘hands down’ won their boxing match. McGregor also shockingly said that he thinks Floyd could hold his own in an MMA cage.
It’s all part of a long statement Conor issued on the fight on Wednesday night, which also explained why he ran out of stamina in the 10th round, TMZ stated.
“Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp,” Conor admitted. “We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way.”He continued to say that, “If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight. A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight.”
Conor later admits that he has a new found respect for Mayweather ‘The Best Ever’ fighting skills.
“Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. 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. Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it!”