- Cornor McGregor claims that the referee stopped the bout too quick
- The Irishman believes he would have recovered just in time to continue the bout
- Mayweather insisted his strategy worked perfectly against the UFC star
Conor McGregor despite being defeated by Floyd Mayweather in the 10th round of their Saturday night fight claims that he was stopped too soon in the bout.
Referee Robert Byrd stopped the match as Mayweather unloaded on his opponent, who could barely stand on his feet.
However McGregor remains adamant he could have recovered.
“I thought it was close,” he said. “I thought it was a little bit early with the stoppage.
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“I get like that when I’m a bit tired. I get a bit wobbly. But get me into the corner I’d have recovered and come back.
“I’d have liked to have hit the floor. There’s a lot on the line here. He should have let it keep going.
“Just let me go down. Let the man put me down.”
Mayweather, who took his record to 50-0 - overtaking Rocky Marciano, insisted his strategy worked perfectly against the UFC star.
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“Our game plan was to take our time, let him shoot all his heavy shots early and then take him out at the end, down the stretch,” he said.
“That was our game plan. We know in MMA he fights 25 minutes really hard. After 25 minutes he starts to slow down.
“I guaranteed everybody that this fight wouldn’t go the distance. Boxing’s reputation was on the line.”
The fight was held at the T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, USA on Sunday, August 28.
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