The “fight of the century” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor may be over, but the internet is just getting started. Mayweather won during the 10th round after the referee stopped the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 27, and fans flocked to social media to share outrageously creative memes with their take on the showdown.
For those who didn’t get a chance to watch the fight, McGregor — who taunted his opponent during press discussions and weigh-ins — technically won the first three rounds. The “Notorious One” began to lose energy around the 9th round, giving Mayweather an opportunity to pick up steam and win.
The five-year world champion boxer said after the fight, “Our game plan was to take our time, go to him, let him shoot all his heavy shots early and then take him out at the end, down the stretch.”
The 40-year-old boxing legend, who holds a 50-0 record, confirmed his retirement after beating the UFC star.
“This was my last fight tonight. For sure,” Mayweather said. “Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Conor, you are a hell of a champion.”
The loss isn’t considered too much of a failure for McGregor, as the mixed martial artist was deemed victorious for being able to go 10 rounds against Mayweather, who some people consider the greatest boxer of all time.
The opponents embraced for a hug during the post-fight interviews.
Check out the hilarious memes that were inspired by the epic, once-in-a-lifetime match.
— Benjamin G (@BenjaminG7) August 27, 2017
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