CONOR McGREGOR revealed he regrets not getting ‘DQ’d and fined’ for giving Floyd Mayweather a ‘good boot into the neck’.
McGregor was beaten in his first professional boxing match by American legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
Conor McGregor regrets not getting ‘DQ’d and fined’ for giving Floyd Mayweather a ‘good boot into the neck’Credit: Reuters
Despite early success, the UFC star slowed down as the fight progressed, with Mayweather, 43, winning by tenth round stoppage.
Ahead of McGregor’s impending move back into the boxing ring against Manny Pacquiao, he boasted about proving doubters wrong on his debut.
The 32-year-old uploaded a picture of himself landing a left hand on Mayweather, and wrote: “The very first shot of the fight.
“Right on the button through the guard. I didn’t even put anything into that shot. Just placed it.
“It was hard for me not to dwell on the full 12 rounds that were potentially ahead of me and hold back my shots early.
“Still tho right on the absolute button. The first punch thrown. Remember the experts saying I wouldn’t land even 1 lol.
“I landed more than them all. The picture above is the very first punch of the fight thrown, and landed, and inside the very first second of the fight.
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“Bums all of them “experts”. Listen to none of them! Really I should have just sat right thru that shot and took his head off and f*** the distance.
“If it didn’t work out just give him a good boot into the neck and get DQ’d and fined and who’d give a f***.”
McGregor and Pacquiao both confirmed they are in talks for a lucrative bout in the Middle East in either December or January.
PacMan, 41, has chosen to fight the former two-weight UFC champion to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in his native Philippines.
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Despite the good natured reason for agreeing the bout, his trainer Freddie Roach took an online swipe at McGregor.
Roach insisted PacMan will beat the Irish southpaw quicker than he did against Ricky Hatton in 2009.
According to McGregor, he will decide on whether Pacquiao will be a recipient of one of his MMA strikes, depending on how the verbal jabs develop.
He explained: “I’m upset I fully followed the rules for that fight to be honest. Floyd deserved a volley at the least. A shoulder even, break the face.
“Manny not so much tho I don’t think, but I will see how the build up goes and wait to hear what bitter old Freddie Roach has to say and then make a decision.”
McGregor and Pacquiao both confirmed they are in talks for a lucrative bout Credit: Getty Images – Getty
McGregor was beaten in his first professional boxing match by Mayweather in 2017Credit: Getty Images – Getty
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