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Conor McGregor's Immediate Reaction To Floyd Mayweather Defeat Shows How Much He Wanted A Second Fight

Conor McGregor's Immediate Reaction To Floyd Mayweather Defeat Shows How Much He Wanted A Second Fight

Conor McGregor teased that he managed to hit Floyd Mayweather "a lot" during their huge inter-promotional boxing match.

The fight was stopped in the 10th round but The Mirror claim that McGregor told 'Money' the contest should have continued.

"I punched you a lot in the early rounds," the Irishman said to Mayweather as they embraced.

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"Your composure is great though, fair play to you."

He then went on to joke the fight came, "a little early" for McGregor to pick up a win.

The fight was dubbed "The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History" and it ended up being the second highest-grossing, behind Mayweather's victory over Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

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Mayweather dominated throughout but McGregor remains convinced that he would win a rematch.

He told TMZ: "I would like to rematch him under boxing rules, again.

"And I believe I would win. Actually, there I go again with that fake humbleness. I know I would win!

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"When I went into the fight, in the early rounds I was whooping him, in the early rounds. I went back to my corner after the first round and I said, 'This is easy!'... and then he had to switch up his style."

The bad blood between the two still exists to this day and Mayweather launched a fresh attack following McGregor's retirement from the UFC.

McGregor shared an image to Instagram, which Mayweather then commented on, referencing boxing legend Mike Tyson's claim that the former 'Champ-champ' could have beaten him in a rematch.

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The unbeaten fighter wrote in the comments: "If I'm not mistaken, didn't you tell Mike Tyson you could beat me if we fought a second time? Now you're quitting!

"I thought you wanted to beat the best? Well, if you decide to come back, I will be waiting to punish you again."

A rematch has been rumoured for years and McGregor has admitted he'd like to get back in the ring.

Do you think Conor McGregor could defeat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch?

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, Legends, UFC, Rivalries, MMA, Floyd Mayweather

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.