Floyd Mayweather recently addressed the ending of his fight with Conor McGregor with an extraordinary amount of class…
On August 26th, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather locked horns in the T-Mobile Arena with the 40-year-old winning the bout via TKO in the tenth round.
In the moments before the referee stopped the bout, McGregor looked destined to finish up unconscious on the canvas. However, despite the fact that the Irishman claimed that the referee stopped the bout early, the 29-year-old was rather fortunate that the official saved him from that inevitability.
Speaking about the ending of the fight, Mayweather was asked if he was upset that the ref stepped in and that he didn’t get to completely knock out the UFC Champion. Responding, Mayweather’s train of thought was entirely about the welfare of McGregor.
‘It’s two names in combat sports. It’s two names. Mayweather and McGregor. It’s two names…
He has a career. He still has a career. He’s still young. [Getting knocked out would have been] very, very damaging. We have to think about these fighters.’
The retired boxer also went on to discuss the struggles fighters can have later on in life by referencing his own uncle’s struggles of late.