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Conor McGregor nearly suffered disaster moments before Floyd Mayweather fight

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Conor McGregor, leading up to the big Floyd Mayweather fight, realised that he had left behind something very important in his Las Vegas mansion.

As he prepared for the fight backstage in his own personal dressing room, he realised he left his protective cup and mouth guard in his Vegas home.

The Irishman panicked and sent one person from his crew back to his home to retrieve both the forgotten items in time for the fight.

The member of his entourage eventually made it back to the arena in time for McGregor to enter the ring, however, it could not stop him from succumbing to a 10th round TKO defeat to the 50-0 Floyd Mayweather.

With that defeat to Mayweather, McGregor's short cameo of a boxing career has now ended and he seeks to return to his more familiar UFC background.

Despite the defeat, McGregor was able to hold his head high. Not only did he last until the 10th round, he also landed over 100 punched on the American, more than Manny Pacquiao achieved two years ago.

Fans hoping to see him fight before the end of 2017 may be disappointed as he faces a two month ban given by the UFC from fighting on medical grounds.

Unable to fight until October 26, McGregor is lining up possibilities for his next opponent, with a second rematch against Nate Diaz looking increasingly likely.

Mayweather's coach Audie Attar told MMAjunkie following the Mayweather scrap: “[McGregor] wants that trilogy [with Diaz].

“You’ve got Khabib [Nurmagomedov] calling him out, then you obviously have Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee who are fighting for the interim lightweight title.

"You have Max Holloway, who is the 145 champ now, who Conor beat after blowing out his ACL at the beginning of the fight.

"You have options, and he loves mixed martial arts."

Whoever his next opponent may be, it seems that UFC and McGregor fans will need to wait until the new year to see the famed Irishman return to the cage.

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