Conor McGregor says referee stopped Floyd Mayweather ‘too early’

Conor McGregor says referee stopped Floyd Mayweather 'too early'

Conor McGregor said referee Robert Byrd was wrong to stop his super-fight with Floyd Mayweather in the 10th round.

The UFC lightweight champion, 29, was beaten in his first professional boxing bout as 40-year-old Mayweather took his perfect career record to 50-0.

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Irishman McGregor, who said he will return to the UFC but did not rule out boxing again in the future, said he was “just a little fatigued”.

“I thought it was close. I get a little wobbly when I’m tired,” he said.

“The referee could have let it keep going, let the man put me down. I am clear-headed.

“Where were the final two rounds? Let me wobble to the corner and make him put me down.”

McGregor had the best of the early rounds but former five-weight world champion Mayweather said that was part of his “game plan”.

“He’s not that fast, he’s not that powerful, but boy is he composed in there,” added McGregor.

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“I thought it was close and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage. I was just a little fatigued.

“I have to give it to him, that’s what 50 pro fights will do for you.”

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