Conor McGregor suffered a TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. over the weekend. Still, the undefeated boxing legend claims he was “shocked” by McGregor’s stand up.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Floyd Mayweather Jr. explained what his game plan for facing the UFC lightweight champion was. However, he also gave his thoughts on the fighter’s boxing skills.
“He’s a hell of a fighter standing up — he kind of shocked me,” Mayweather told reporters post-fight. “Our game plan was to take our time, let him shoot all these heavy shots, keep walking him down, keep walking him down, shoot heavy shots to the body, shoot big shots upstairs. My dad thought it was going to go a little bit earlier around the seventh or the sixth, but it took us a little longer than expected, but we did what we said we were going to do.
“I told you people I guarantee you this fight wouldn’t go the distance. I told you I was going for the knockout, I was going straight ahead.”