It has been over a week since the biggest and most hyped-up fight ever between UFC Lightweight Champion, The “Notorious” Conor McGregor and Floyd “Money” Mayweather in a Boxing match.
This was not just my first ever boxing match I ever watched, but I got the chance to watch my favorite MMA fighter against without a doubt the greatest boxer of all time in an all-out battle to see who was better than the other, and believe me when I say that my heart didn’t stop beating until the end.
On one side you have the most talked about MMA fighter who in as little as 3 years became the man everyone wanted to see and be like from his skills at fighting and talking. McGregor did what no man could do for a decade and that was defeat Jose Aldo for the Featherweight Championship in a unpredictable 13 seconds, and went on to the Welterweight division to have 2 amazing fights with Nate Diaz that will forever be a highlight of a warrior for both men. Finally, McGregor would go to the Lightweight division and in his first fight, McGregor would defeat Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden to become the first MMAfighter to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously.
On the other side, you have the greatest boxer of all time who in 20 years won 20 titles in 5 weight classes and has been named the greatest boxer in the past 25 years by ESPN. Mayweather has undeniable strength, speed and defense to not only make you throw away your whole game plan, but make you think of ways to end him where in Mayweather’s head, that is the most impossible thing you can think of or even try doing to him.Mayweather has fought the best; Zeb Judah, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao before stepping face to face with McGregor which was without a doubt worth the hype, wait and time for each fighter and fan who watched in attendance or at home with friends and family.
Afterwards. Mayweather officially retired from Boxing, after a long and blessed career, Mayweather would step down from his throne and prove to fans and naysayers that he is the greatest boxer of all time, no matter what anyone says and McGregor despite losing had an amazing performance and lasted ten rounds against the greatest boxer of all time. This, to me wasn’t all about money, but about how these two being the very best in their respective sport and wanting to prove that no matter how much you doubted the fight, they still had you talking and they made history from Mayweather becoming 50-0 to McGregor proving doubters wrong like he has before and will do again.