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Boxe : McGregor s’enflamme pour Mayweather !

Conor McGregor a tenu à féliciter Floyd Mayweather pour sa victoire lors de leur combat à Las Vegas, le 26 août dernier.

On n’a pas fini de parler du « combat du siècle ». Floyd Mayweather a remporté la cinquantième victoire de sa carrière face à Conor McGregor le 26 août dernier et bizarrement… on parle plus de l’Irlandais que de l’Américain ces derniers jours ! De nombreux observateurs ont en effet tenu à féliciter le champion UFC, totalement novice en boxe anglaise, pour sa performance. LeBron James, présent à la T-Mobile Arena, a par exemple lancé : « Il faut respecter McGregor malgré tout, car ce n’est pas un boxeur. C’est un vrai dur ! ».

« Mayweather est un diable de boxeur »

Pour la première fois depuis sa défaite, l’Irlandais est revenu sur ce combat et a d’ailleurs tenu à féliciter Floyd Mayweather pour sa performance. « Félicitations à Floyd pour un match bien réfléchi. Très expérimenté et méthodique dans son travail. Je lui souhaite une bonne retraite. C’est un diable de boxeur. Son expérience, sa patience et son endurance lui ont permis de remporter cette bataille » a expliqué Conor McGregor, via son compte Instagram. « Je lui ai toujours dit qu’il n’était pas un combattant, mais un boxeur. Mais en partageant le ring avec lui, c’est certainement un combattant solide. Fort dans le clinch. Excellente compréhension des distances et des positions de la tête. Il a des outils très solides qu’il pourrait apporter en MMA. Voici un toast de whisky à tous ceux qui ont participé à cet événement et à tous ceux qui l’ont apprécié ! Merci à vous tous ! On se retrouve au prochain ! ».

Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days. Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all! Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners! I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night. Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight. A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight. I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud of everyone of my team for what we done in the short time that we done it. 30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward. Another day another lesson! Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure. Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it! Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!

Une publication partagée par Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) le 31 Août 2017 à 1h21 PDT

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