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McGregor says referee stopped fight early

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McGregor rues early stoppage: BBC McGregor rues early stoppage: BBC 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.

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.

"I thought it was close and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage."

McGregor said he should have been allowed the chance to find his "second wind".

"I had to experience that 12-round fatigue," he said. "In the spars, there was always those middle rounds where I'd get to six and I couldn't see the finish line.

"Then, when I'd get to 11 or 12, I could dig deep and get the second wind. That's why I would have loved to get to the end of that 10th round."

 

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