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Conor McGregor Aims Ruthless Dig At Billy Joe Saunders After Canelo Alvarez Defeat

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Conor McGregor Aims Ruthless Dig At Billy Joe Saunders After Canelo Alvarez Defeat

UFC star Conor McGregor appeared to mock Billy Joe Saunders following his world title unification defeat to Canelo Alvarez.

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The previously-undefeated Brit suffered a nasty eye injury, caused by a stinging uppercut by Canelo who landed flush in round eight.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

His trainer Mark Tibbs pulled him out of the championship contest with the 31-year-old unable to see through his damaged eye.

Saunders' decision to 'quit on the stool' got fight fans and critics talking including McGregor who aimed a thinly-veiled dig on social media.

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He tweeted a picture of a bloody and battered Nate Diaz, who had sustained an injury to his eye - similar to Saunders.

The photo is from Diaz vs. McGregor 2 back in August 2016. The Stockton slugger fought on despite blood gushing out from his eye in a five-round war at UFC 202.

Speaking in his post-fight press conference, the Mexican sensation admitted that he thought Saunders sustained a broken cheekbone after he caught him with that hard uppercut.

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He said: "It's hard because I saw when he broke his cheekbone and I went back to the corner and told my trainer Eddy, 'I didn't think he could continue' because when you break a cheekbone, you risk your life and you can't continue that way.

"I knew what I was doing and I knew what I did with that punch, I knew he wouldn't come back after I broke his cheekbone. I love boxing and this is what I love to do.

"I'm happy and grateful with the fans, happy to come back to normal and break records, even in a pandemic they came out and supported me. I'm really grateful.

"Eddy told me before when I dominate him, to turn to the people and talk to them and connect with them. That's what I did."

Featured Image Credit: Conor McGregor/DAZN

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Billy Joe Saunders, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, Canelo Alvarez

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