In the build-up to the fight with Floyd Mayweather, you simply couldn’t shut Conor McGregor up.
The Irishman won the war of words with Mayweather during the promotional tour ahead of the fight but, as the American said: “Talking doesn’t win fights.”
Unfortunately for the Irishman, that appeared to be the case as he was stopped in the 10th round with Mayweather making it 50-0.
But since that loss on Saturday night, we’ve heard very little from McGregor.
In fact, as far as social media is concerned, the UFC champion has been silent.
McGregor's lengthy statement
That was until Thursday morning, when McGregor finally broke his silence in a lengthy Instagram post.
The 29-year-old explained he was “Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days” and thanked all of his fans for their support.
He then went on to explain his training method and how they had to prepare for 12 three-minute rounds with one of the greatest boxers the sport has ever seen.
Finally, McGregor pays tribute to Mayweather for his victory explaining that “his experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down.”
And while Mayweather made it clear he had retired, McGregor admitted that he has the skills to make a career for himself in MMA.
McGregor wrote: "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.”
A rematch in the Octagon? Surely not...
Check out the full Instagram post below:
While it looks as though we won’t be seeing Mayweather fight again, we’re not quite sure what the future holds for McGregor.
Will he return to the UFC? Will he remain in boxing?
As McGregor said: "Onto the next one!"
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