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Conor McGregor's coach reveals camp's true emotions following Floyd Mayweather defeat

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Almost a week ago now, Conor McGregor took on Floyd Mayweather in a super fight inside the ring but unfortunately for him and his camp, Mayweather won via technical knockout in the tenth round after the referee brought a stop to the fight for McGregor's safety.

Many people slammed this fight and believed it shouldn't have taken place because of the vast experience difference between these two fighters, but Notorious can hold his head high for staying in the ring against Money until the tenth round.

The Irishman seemed very happy in the press conferences following the conclusion of the fight, and who can blame him since he reportedly earned roughly around $100 million from just taking part in the fight thanks to the different revenues of income.

Considering he had just lost a fight he had been pushing so hard for over many years, and a fight he said he would win as well, this is quite the odd reaction to have, but you can understand his viewpoint since he just made more money in one fight than he ever has across his fighting career.

However, McGregor's coach, Owen Roddy, has revealed the camp's true reaction to the Mayweather loss on the first episode of the new season of The Late Late Show.

Roddy told host Ryan Tubridy exactly how it felt for him and his team to taste defeat on a stage of that magnitude and how even the honour, the fan reaction and the large sum of money involved couldn’t fully cushion the loss.

He said he was heartbroken because he has seen the hours of hard work which McGregor has put in over the years to get to this stage of his career. He knew how badly not only did McGregor wanted the win, but also the rest of the team.

What's next for McGregor is a bit of a mystery, as there are several challengers he could face in both boxing and MMA, so it really comes down to what he wants to do.

He could face either Nate Diaz or Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC, or there's the option of returning to the ring again to take on Paulie Malignaggi. We'll just have to wait and see what he does.

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