McGregor Opens Up On Instagram About Loss To Mayweather |The Republican News

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Aug 26, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor reacts following his loss in the tenth round by TKO to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at T-Mobile Arena.© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Aug 26, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor reacts following his loss in the tenth round by TKO to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at T-Mobile Arena.  

Floyd Mayweather Jr. proved he’s the best pound-for-pound boxer of all-time with his defeat of Conor McGregor on Saturday.

The GOAT improved to 50-0 lifetime and cruised to victory without even putting forth all that much effort. So really, it was a great deal for him, as well as for McGregor, who will enjoy a $30 million payout.

McGregor also learned some other valuable lessons as well — like, how to box, for instance. When you’re training for, watching tape on and squaring up to the GOAT, you’re gonna learn some things. The Notorious One believes he did, which he recently stated on Instagram.

McGregor will likely come back stronger than ever after this loss — from the skills he developed and flaws in his style that he can now work on correcting.

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McGregor Suffers Blow Ahead Of Mayweather Fight As Malignaggi Walks Out Of Training Camp

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Paulie Malignaggi has walked out of Conor McGregor’s training camp after photos were leaked of their sparring sessions.

The former two-time world boxing champion had been helping McGregor prepare for his fight with Floyd Mayweather next month.

But he quit after photos were posted on social media which, Malignaggi claimed, painted a false picture of the sessions.

One showed the American flat on his back on the canvas as McGregor stood over him, and another showed Malignaggi’s face badly marked up.

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But he said: “It’s not my place to dictate terms in a training camp that is not mine, but it’s my place to decide if I want to be a part of it.

“There was a pushdown yesterday. Conor on the inside, he can get a little rough. He shoved me down, you know, but no knockdowns. Obviously, 12 rounds, you’re gonna see there’s a mark on my face.

“[It was] very, very hard work for both of us. I was starting to get in a groove in the middle rounds, starting to land some good shots. Conor really came on strong in the end. It was back and forth.”

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Malignaggi, who retired from boxing in May, called on McGregor to release footage of their sparring.

He added: “It’s not nice to paint a picture that isn’t true, this was a push down in sparring, post the whole video rounds, one through 12, unedited.

“The @ufc PI has cameras all over the gym recording 24/7. The video exists unedited of rounds one through 12 on Tuesday night, let the fans see.

“I came to help this camp out, not to be exploited, now you’re  gonna get the truth though.”   (Mirror)

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Mike Tyson: McGregor Is Going To Get Killed Boxing |The Republican News

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Mike Tyson thinks Conor McGregor made a big mistake agreeing to a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.

In an interview with Pardon My Take, Tyson gave McGregor little to no chance of beating Mayweather in their Aug. 26 bout.

“McGregor is going to get killed boxing,” Tyson said, per Sports Illustrated’s Chris Chavez. “I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy? McConor (sic) put his dumba – in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby. McConor (sic) can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”

“McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing,” he added.

Tyson also said that he would allow McGregor to kick and use his knees if they ever fought.  (The Score)

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McGregor, Mayweather Continue War Of Words In Toronto |The Republican News

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Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather is the heavy favourite to win his bout against mixed marital arts champion Conor McGregor but the Irishman again won the war of words at their media conference in Toronto

A day after McGregor mercilessly mocked the American in Los Angeles to launch a four-day international promotional tour for their Aug. 26 fight, the flamboyant 28-year-old again went on the offensive, ridiculing Mayweather’s attire and landing a low blow with a comment about his rumoured reading difficulties.

“How do I look?” McGregor asked the crowd, before taking a swipe at Mayweather’s bag. “He’s 40! Dress your age, carrying a school bag on stage. “What are you doing with a school bag on stage? You can’t even read.”

Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-World Tour© REUTERS Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-World Tour Mayweather, dressed casually for a second straight day in a t-shirt and cap while McGregor again wore a suit, did his best to counter. “I’m the (one) that can’t read? I do numbers, I make money,” he said.

“You owe money,” McGregor responded, referring to reports that Mayweather earlier this month asked the IRS for more time to pay his 2015 tax bill.

Mayweather, who holds a perfect 49-0 record, was jeered relentlessly by the audience but did not appear rattled.

At one point he grabbed an Irish flag from the crowd and posed in front of McGregor. When the flag was passed to the Irishman he tossed it back in the boxer’s face. (REUTERS)

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‘Dance For Me, Boy’: Mayweather And McGregor Feud At NSFW Press Event


Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor met face to face on Tuesday for the first time, at least publicly, as they kicked off a four-city, three-country international press tour to drum up interest in their 12-round super welterweight matchup on 26 August at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Both men lived up – or down, depending on your perspective – to their reputations as two of the most profane, outspoken trash-talkers in all of the sports. Yet their collective showmanship, a side course in most contexts, is as essential an ingredient as ever as they promote an event that’s not expected to offer much in the way of authentic competition. It is, after all, an undefeated boxing champion with titles in five weight classes against an opponent with no professional boxing experience.

McGregor, the two-division UFC from Dublin, was first onto the stage at the 21,000-seat home of the city’s pro basketball and hockey teams. He was dressed smartly in a pinstripe suit with a pink tie but he stood alone and exposed as if he missed a cue. Surely, that was no accident. If the complete lack of UFC branding on the building wasn’t a clear enough signal: this was a Mayweather production.

Moments later, Mayweather entered from the back of the room surrounded by his linebacker-sized bodyguards and entourage. He took the stage in a star-spangled The Money Team jumper, one that McGregor was quick to zero in on when he finally had his turn at the microphone after a brief introduction from Dana White, who never appeared more like a fifth wheel given how the UFC has been marginalised from the promotion.

“He’s in a f*****g track suit,” McGregor said to the delight of the crowd, before taking shots at Mayweather’s reported tax troubles. “He can’t even afford a suit anymore! The Rolls is a 2012 outside. He is f****d!”

Added McGregor: “There’s no other way about it. His little legs, his little core, his little head. I’m going to knock him out inside of four rounds, mark my words.

“The movement, the power, the ferociousness. He’s not experienced this. He’s fought people who have shied away from him. I don’t fear this limited set of fighting. This is a limited set of rules that makes this half a fight, a quarter of a fight. If this was a true fight, it wouldn’t even take one round. … What can I say, I’m a young confident happy man that has worked extremely hard for this.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor: Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor met face to face for the first time in public at Tuesday’s kickoff press conference in Los Angeles.© AP Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor met face to face for the first time in public at Tuesday’s kickoff press conference in Los Angeles.  

Mayweather absorbed McGregor’s verbal jabs from his chair, arms crossed, looking almost bored and disinterested. It’s a disposition many expect he’ll reprise in the later rounds of their 26 August meeting in which he’s been installed as a better than 10-1 favourite, but he came alive when the microphone came his way.

After leading the crowd in his “hard word, dedication” mantra, Mayweather’s unleashed a profane tirade as he stalked back and forth across the stage with the energy of a revivalist preacher.

“You line ‘em up and I knock ‘em down like bowling pins,” he said. “On August 26th, I’m gonna knock this b***h out too.”

McGregor fired back from the side – “You haven’t knocked anyone out in about 20 years!” – but only those watching from close range could hear it. Of course, his microphone had been switched off, undercutting the chances of the back-and-forth dialogue many had turned out for.

“Dance for me, boy!” cried McGregor at one point. “Dance for me, son!”

Mayweather ignored the thinly veiled race-baiting, calling for an assistant to bring over a backpack from which he pulled out a $100m check – ostensibly his payday from his 2015 blockbuster fight with Manny Pacquiao.

“Give me that backpack!” Floyd shouts to an assistant, before pulling out a $100m check from his last fight.

“He looks good for, for a seven-figure fighter, he looks good for an eight-figure fighter,” Mayweather yelled to the crowd. “But m**********r, I’m a nine-figure fighter. This b***h made three million dollars his last fight. But we know that’s training camp money for me.”

McGregor fired back from his chair, saying that Mayweather should give the money to the US government.

“You right, I’m the IRS,” Mayweather said, prepared for the line of attack. “I’m gonna tax your a**.”

He continued: “I’m an old man. I’m not the same fighter I was 20 years ago, I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago, I’m not the same fighter I was five years ago, heck, I’m not the same fighter I was two years ago, but I can beat you.”

“We knew I was the A-side,” Mayweather said. “That’s why it says Mayweather first. That’s why this b***h had to come to the boxing ring.”

The American then took aim at McGregor’s three career losses by submission.

“We know Mr Tapout like to quit and you will,” Mayweather said. “You going out on your face or you going out on your back. Which way you want to go? Which way do you wanna go?

McGregor paused for a beat, saying nothing. A tactical mistake.

“That’s right, be quiet you little b***h.”

Eventually, the fighters came together for the traditional staredown. Dana White was forced, it seemed, to separate them.

The same routine will be repeated as the world promotional tour chugs on Toronto on Wednesday, New York City on Thursday, London on Friday.  (The Guardian)

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