Conor McGregor reacts to KSI's 'elbow' against Joe Fournier, he's impressed
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Conor McGregor has shared his thoughts on KSI's controversial 'elbow' against Joe Fournier during their bout on Saturday.
KSI brutally stopped Fournier in the second round to record a big win at Misfits Boxing 7 in London.
But his victory has come under scrutiny after replays shows he appeared to land an illegal blow in the finishing sequence.
It looked like the 29-year-old connected with an elbow, which dropped his opponent to the canvas.
KSI has since released a statement in wake of his controversial win, referencing an 'unintentional forearm'.
"I worked very hard for this fight and had an intense and grueling camp. There’s no better feeling than being in that ring and having my hand raised in front of my loyal and amazing fans who I appreciate so much," he said on social media.
"Unfortunately the victory which was inevitable no matter what, is tarnished and I hate that. It sucks!
"After landing my overhand he was pretty much out on his feet and I went for a short right hook as Joe clinched me and fell into me. I landed that hook and my glove made contact but appears to have been followed by unintentional contact with my forearm.
"I’m gutted that it’s not as clean a win as I wanted and it feels like it diminishes my hard work with my trainers.
Either way I hope you enjoyed the show and appreciate the support. Sorry to all the fans disappointed with it. No one is more so than me."
KSI, however, has impressed UFC superstar McGregor, who reacted to the fighter's 'elbow' against Fournier.
The Irishman has seen it and gave him credit in a post on Twitter.
"I seen it, I liked it. He goin’, fair play, KSI," he tweeted.
KSI, meanwhile, looks set to face Tommy Fury next. They clashed in the ring following last night's main-event, appearing to set up a summer showdown.
As for McGregor, he's in line to meet Michael Chandler in the Octagon, having coached against him in The Ultimate Fighter.
Featured Image Credit: DAZN/Conor McGregor
Topics: KSI, Conor McGregor, Boxing