In the early hours of Sunday morning, 27th of August 2017, the world rose together for the most anticipated fight in combat sports history. It was the Money Fight of course and it was MMA superstar Connor “The Notorious” McGregor vs future boxing Hall of Famer, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The fight took place in the packed out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas while millions of people from around the world caught the fight either online or on TV.
The fight went as many from the boxing fraternity predicted. McGregor came out hard and fast, while Mayweather, using his superior experience, went about biding his time, tiring out his opponent and then capitalising on an exhausted fighter in his debut fight to win by Technical Knock Out (TKO).
The fight, which was the final of Mayweather’s historic, saw the man nicknamed “Money” extend his professional record to 50-0, while McGregor not only earned the respect of his opponent, but that of millions of people from around the world.
So everyone, and I mean everyone, has been speaking about the fight. Did you miss the action? Don’t worry we have you covered.
Below are the highlights of the fight, if you just want a short recap, and the entire fight, for those who want to relive all the action.
Watch the full fight: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6rzEYD3Q_o[/embedyt]
Join the conversation on Twitter, here were some of the best reactions:
#MayweathervMcgregor people forget that Floyd is 40 years old with ring rust but still left a 29 year old breathless & exhausted & TKO'd him
— Super Saiyan God (@NinoBrown202) August 28, 2017
— Jackie Burkhart (@JackkieMarrie) August 28, 2017
— VusiⓂuzi_๓ʙ㉫し㉫ (@vuschino) August 27, 2017
These Mayweather vs McGregor memes are getting out of control like y'all have no chill I tell ya 😂
— Nawsh (@nawsh_xo) August 28, 2017
Don't know what was better yesterday, Mayweather vs McGregor or Arsenal fan TV 😂
— Shaun Kirk 🇬🇧 (@ShaunKirk23) August 28, 2017
— Aisha Atilola (@jiiresjewel) August 28, 2017
a hater will say the Mayweather vs Mcgregor fight didn't sell out…a congratulator will say it broke the all time record
— Sun Tzu (@SunTzuLive) August 28, 2017
50/0…remains undefeated!!!.what a legacy!Congrats Mr Money❤ #Mayweather vs McGregor
— Phumeza Cakata (@FabPhumi) August 27, 2017
Mayweather vs McGregor summed up in one picture pic.twitter.com/IOJuCRMcc5
— Derek Alberts (@derekalberts1) August 27, 2017