Why does McGregor have a tendency to slip into sloppiness during the middle rounds of a fight?
In the sixth round, Floyd lands a number of blows to the body and starts to put pressure on his opponent.
While McGregor kept firing, landing more punches than fight analysts could have predicted - 111 in less than 10 rounds of action, an impressive clip for even a seasoned boxer against Mayweather - he also wasted a lot of energy.
The criticism of the Pacquiao fight will now fade away, and the last image of the best defensive fighter of his generation will be of him coming forward boldly and going for one final knockout. The cheque is not bad", the Irishman laughed as he sipped his own "Notorius"-brand whiskey on the podium of the post-fight media conference". He's a mixed-martial artist where he goes in and he fights and he uses all of his weapons. The boxers would see millions in additional taxes owed.
Mayweather vs McGregor wasn't the greatest display of the fistic arts you will ever see. "It was an honor for me to showcase my skills".
A bitter training-camp row between McGregor and boxer Paulie Malignaggi might provide the kind of intrigue that would get fans to part with their money to see them face each other in the ring, but McGregor is most likely to return to the octagon to fight Nate Diaz. I wanted to go out with a bang.
"We expect it to continue to perform well right into September", said Lionsgate's distribution president David Spitz. Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez spent the night together watching the boxing match.
"When the masses are involved, that money in the pot is fine". Floyd showed some of his moves in the third round but they were not enough for him to win this round. It's billed as a musical adventure comedy about an orphan girl who aspires to become a dancer. And he's also befriended billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Critics smushed it to 37 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences earned the film an A CinemaScore. The biggest reported bet on McGregor is $100,000.
"I can remember turning professional, I went to (promoters) Top Rank, and I saw the cheque", the American said.
Those in Sin City were heard chanting 'Conor, Conor' after a rally from the Dubliner in the sixth, but in truth he peaked in the second before Mayweather grabbed control. Defeat was probably inevitable, but it was the best of defeats.
Mayweather was minus 600 at William Hill, down from 11-1 when the fight was announced. It was fascinating to see this whole process play out, with Mayweather needing to make mid-fight adjustments to beat the UFC fighter. That's below the $3.25 million goal set by the distributor.
Mayweather's prediction was spot on.
"I've been through the ringer a million times", South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said, citing his four decades of bookmaking experience.
And Sony's "All Saints", from Affirm Films and Provident Films should earn $1.55 million from 846 locations.
"The check is alright", McGregor chuckled.
By the end of the night, those nerves were gone.
He disclosed after that fight that he cut sparring short a week earlier than usual because of his aching hands.
Despite the recent popular assertion that movie releases are moving to a year-round schedule with fewer dead zones, August remains a predictably sleepy month for theaters.
So we got a more exciting fight than expected.
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