If you’re a fight fan, you may have watched the much-hyped spectacle of Mayweather – McGregor this past weekend. If you don’t like combat sports, you probably heard about the big fight nonetheless. Floyd Mayweather, one of the best boxers to ever step in the ring, squared off with Conor McGregor, the biggest name currently in mixed martial arts. McGregor fought by boxing rules (no kicks or wrestling), so it was a bit slanted, but the fight was promoted to epic portions nonetheless.
Both men are talented fighters, and egotistic, trash talkers as well. They spent months promoting what became known as “The Money Fight.” McGregor had the opportunity to make over $100 million for the fight while Mayweather had the chance to make three times as much.
Following the 10th round technical knockout win by Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor was interviewed in the ring by Jim Gray. Gray asked him if he was happy with how he performed in the fight even though he lost.
“I’ve been strangled on live TV and came back,” he said.
McGregor was talking about his loss to mixed martial artist Nate Diaz where he was defeated by submitting to a rear naked chokehold. They then had a rematch where McGregor defeated Diaz by decision. It was a bloody battle that any MMA fan will tell you was an instant classic. McGregor went on to drop into another weight class and beat the champion there. He didn’t let his defeat hold him back; it propelled him forward.
The Money Fight itself was interesting to watch, but it was the lesson in MacGregor’s post-fight statement that stuck with me.Read More