It’s more than a week since Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fought in the most lucrative bout in boxing history.
Boxing purists attempted to portray the showdown as nothing more than a circus show but McGregor, making his first appearance in the ring, performed better than many expected.
Mayweather’s 10th round TKO victory capped a brilliant night in Las Vegas, ensuring the American finishes with a perfect 50-0 record and both men are a lot, lot richer.
Trash talking and mind games dominated the pre-fight build up but Mayweather and McGregor couldn’t wait to heap praise on one another after the bout.
Indeed, the UFC champion took to Instagram this week to claim the 40-year-old has the tools to do well in mixed martial arts.
“Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match,” McGregor wrote. “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.
“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.”
Behind the scenes video is released
A brilliant behind the scenes video has been release showing capturing everything that happened before, during and after the fight.
It shows the interactions between the fighters and the referee, the reaction from Mayweather and McGregor’s family members and what was said between the pair at the end of the contest.
There’s even a moment after the fight where McGregor apologises to UFC president Dana White, who responds by calling the Irishman “unbelievable”.
It’s well worth the full 24 minutes of viewing.
The idea to film inside the locker rooms after such a major sporting event is one that many other sports could learn from.
You get a chance to witness the emotions that come with such an eventual night in which the protagonists aren’t acting as if they’re giving stale, repetitive comments to a journalist.
Whatever happens next for Mayweather and McGregor, neither will forget last week’s fight for the rest of their lives.
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