Conor McGregor's heartbreaking reaction after Katie Taylor's UFC defeat to Chantelle Cameron
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Conor McGregor was was unable to hide his emotions following Katie Taylor's defeat to Chantelle Cameron before demanding a rematch.
It has recently emerged that McGregor has been sponsoring his compatriot's long-awaited return to Dublin.
However, Taylor's homecoming did not go according to plan as she tasted defeat for the first ever time in her career via a majority decision.
Meanwhile, Cameron successfully defended her undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super-lightweight world titles, deflating a pumped up home crowd.
Among those watching was McGregor, who could be seen ringside enjoying the action alongside fight promoter Eddie Hearn.
But The Notorious was left with his head in his hands after ten thrilling rounds, with two judges scoring in favour of Cameron, and another unable to separate the pair.
Footage has since emerged of McGregor reacting to the result, as the UFC star slumped into his seat, covering his face in disappointment.
He soon regained his composure, though, and took the time to console Taylor in the ring before giving his verdict on the contest.
“Great fight, close fight, I had it a draw,” McGregor told reporters
He was then asked if he would like to see a rematch at Croke Park, to which he replied: “Yeah, yes I f***ing would.
“She went up in weight at the drop of a hat. She was scheduled for one different style of opponent at a specific weight and that fell through.
“So last minute what does Katie do? The warrior that's in her? She gave me something to aspire to!
“She wanted to go up in weight and fight the champion in the heavier weight at the drop of a hat.
“Give her a chance to do it at Croke Park, for sure Croke Park is on.
“It was a close bout, the size was prevalent but Katie is a tactician, give Katie another bash at that.”
When asked if he had a message for the 36-year-old, McGregor added: “Keep your head up, you're the champion, you're the Olympic champion and you're the world champion still in your division.”
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