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MMA, boxing stars tweet respect for Conor McGregor after loss to Floyd Mayweather

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MMA, boxing and other sports stars were entertained by Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s battle.

Conor McGregor didn’t win against Floyd Mayweather Jr, but the UFC’s lightweight champion did better than many expected in his debut as a professional boxer.

The judges scoring the fight had Mayweather well ahead of McGregor entering the 10th round when it was stopped by technical knockout, but McGregor landed well over 100 punches on one of the best defensive boxers in the sport’s history.

Boxers declared it a great night for the sport. Mixed martial artists declared McGregor’s showing a victory over those who believe the UFC’s best strikers are still lightyears behind professional boxers in terms of technical skill.

Either way, most tweeted with respect for both fighters for providing a fun and exciting contest.

MMA stars react

Although not everyone was that impressed:

Boxing stars react:

Other sports stars react: