Well known boxers and MMA fighters around the world give their reaction to the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor boxing match.
Tonight was the coming together of the boxing and mixed martial arts world on a scale combat sports had never seen before.
It brought together not only the two global fight communities – but the larger overall sports community as a whole.
The respect that has been pouring out (for the most part) from both worlds for tonight’s bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been a joy to see.
Despite coming up short over ten rounds to Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor surprised the world and earned a lot of plaudits for his bravery.
40 year old Mayweather paid tribute to McGregor afterwards saying:
“He was better than I thought.”
A sentiment echoed by many.
Here are some of the reactions from the most well known boxers and MMA fighters to the fight from around the world thus far:
Big congrats to @FloydMayweather on 50-0. Remarkable legacy in the ring. Valiant effort @TheNotoriousMMA. ??#MayweatherMcGregor
— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) August 27, 2017
McGregor unbelievable never gone 10 round before impossible he made a fight hurt Mayweather too https://t.co/62g68fg3xf
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) August 27, 2017
@TheNotoriousMMA did his thing tonight he represented our sport like a G!
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) August 27, 2017
In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Well done Champ @TheNotoriousMMA @ufc @UFCEurope #McGregorMayweather #mcgregor #ufc
— Gokhan Saki (@gokhantherebel) August 27, 2017
Tips your caps To @TheNotoriousMMA , took TBE 10 fucking rounds .. great show for the world of MMA @ufc #greatWork
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) August 27, 2017
Fair play to @TheNotoriousMMA ???? no doubt the irish fans will still go crazy in Vegas tonight!! #MayweatherMcGregor
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) August 27, 2017
Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) August 27, 2017
@TheNotoriousMMA u are the man brother!! U fought the best of our time in his game and fought like a champ. We are all proud of you. DC @ufc
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 27, 2017
Money well earned @thenotoriousmma respect.
— Luke Rockhold (@LukeRockhold) August 27, 2017
Bottom line… boxed the arguably best boxer of all time in his first professional fight and it was a close fight. #MixedMartialArts
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) August 27, 2017