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Conor McGregor comments on Floyd Mayweather having an MMA career

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The dust is starting to settle on the biggest boxing event the world has ever seen.

A few years ago, you'd have been mad if you predicted there would be a bigger fight than Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, but on August 26 in Las Vegas, exactly that happened.

Mayweather took to the ring with his 49-0 undefeated streak on the line, and squared off with UFC star Conor McGregor, who was competing in his first professional boxing fight.

A lot of predictions flew around pre-fight. Some said Mayweather would dominate and end it easily. Some said McGregor would cause the biggest shock in sporting history.

However, neither of those happened, because it actually went 10 rounds before Money was able to stop Notorious, with the referee interfering half way through the 10th.

Mayweather was 50-0, and that was enough for his boxing career.

Immediately after the fight, the American retired from boxing, for good this time around, basking in his millions.

Despite officially retiring from boxing, a certain McGregor believes Mayweather could be a success in MMA, claiming he has the skill set to complete the transaction.

Mayweather vs McGregor 2.0, anybody?

McGregor said: "I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer.

"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.

"Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience, and his endurance won him this fight hands down."

Will Mayweather take to the Octagon in the near future? Probably not, but he's clearly impressed McGregor from their boxing fight last Saturday.

As for McGregor, a return to what he does best is expected, with Notorious already calling out Nate Diaz to complete their trilogy.

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