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Conor McGregor rants about referee Robert Byrd after Mayweather defeat

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Over a month after his blockbuster fight against Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor is still annoyed at the 10th round defeat on his boxing debut.

Following months and months of trash talking, the duo finally settled their differences in the ring in Las Vegas. 

But McGregor has reiterated his frustration and feels the fight was unfairly handled by official Robert Byrd.

Byrd ended the contest in the 10th round after Mayweather launched an unanswered assault on the UFC star, but failed to knock him down, in a decision deemed premature by McGregor.

"I thought it was an early stoppage. How the f*** can you stop a fight if there were no knockdowns or nothing previous?" the Irishman said, as per the Daily Mail.

"The round before that I almost had him dropped. I hurt him to the body in the round before.

"How the f*** can you stop it like that at the first sign of a wobble? You’ve got to let these fights go on.

"Every time we tied he literally wrestled me off him. It is what it is, I knew I wasn’t going to get a fair shake out there."

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor

In an attempt to undermine the credibility of head official Byrd, McGregor pointed out that his wife, Adelaide Byrd, was widely criticised for her scoring of the matchup between Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez in September. 

"Adelaide Byrd’s husband Robert Byrd, that’s all I’ll say on that. That’s her husband."

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor

"When we came face to face and we were doing the rules thing, he was only staring at me. I’m looking at him staring at me and I could see in my peripheral vision that he was looking at me and not looking at Floyd."

Following his famous loss against Floyd Mayweather, McGregor is likely to return to the Octagon as the Nate Diaz trilogy still looks likely to be his first fight back.

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