McGregor on Mayweather after fight: ‘I turned him into a Mexican tonight’
At long last, the epic fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is in the books. It was fun while it lasted.
The fight ended as expected, with Mayweather defeating McGregor via technical knockout. McGregor performed better than expected, though, and even claimed a few early rounds.
There’s a case to made that the fight should not have been stopped when it was. Based on social media response, he earned the respect of many viewers.
Though McGregor took a loss, he didn’t lose his personality. The Irish mixed martial artist still had something controversial to say after the fight.
— The Sports Junky (@TheSportsJunky1) August 27, 2017
Conor McGregor: I turned him into a Mexican tonight. He fought like a Mexican.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 27, 2017
The likely explanation is that many Mexican fighters are aggressive and stand toe to toe exchanging punches, so it was actually a compliment from McGregor.
Conor: “I turned him into a Mexican tonight.”
It means that Mexicans actually box. They don’t dance around the ring. They actually fight. pic.twitter.com/koh7amPDyj
— Oscar Hinojosa (@510oscar510) August 27, 2017
Dear non-Mexicans getting offended
His comment is a compliment. Some of the greatest boxing in history is from Mexico. #MayweathervMcgregor
— Baby Noivern (@LunalaDoll) August 27, 2017
Many people, however, were thoroughly confused — or even offended — by the comment.
wait… “he fought like a Mexican” what does that mean?
— BoycottNFL (@ScottieBeam) August 27, 2017
— RED.DENIM (@rosalez_m) August 27, 2017
— Yahoo Boy No Laptop (@philipuuuu) August 27, 2017
— Brittney Walker (@Brizyan2013) August 27, 2017
Knowing what we know about McGregor, we can expect to hear plenty more from him in the weeks following this fight.