Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. It happened. They went to Las Vegas. They threw punches. They dodged some of those punches. They got paid. Mayweather defeated McGregor by TKO in the 10th round of one of the fiscally richest and morally bankrupt boxing matches of all time.
You may have opted to tune it out. You may have tried to tune in but been thwarted by pay-per-view problems. Or you may have watched and been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fight.
Spoiler Alert: No one was sent into orbit.
Whether you skipped the fight or just want to relive the action, here are some of the defining moments of the night:
As has become the norm for Mayweather fights, the pay-per-view streams were struggling. The outages and complaints were so widespread that the fight was actually delayed until midnight.
.@UFCFightPass customers: Due to overwhelming traffic you may be experiencing log in issues. This will be resolved shortly.— UFC (@ufc) August 27, 2017
We r in panic mode / Waited all day for PAY PER VIEW OF FIGHT / not getting it & we can't get anyone on the phone ! pic.twitter.com/oTnandYpHU— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) August 27, 2017
Meanwhile, is that Grimace’s music?!?!
The highlight of the Mayweather-McGregor undercard may very well have been Gervonta Davis’ fuzzy gear.
Grimace looked great last night! pic.twitter.com/cRduF4LX9B— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 27, 2017
Finally, here comes Kylo Floyd!
WHO IS THIS MASKED COMPETITOR pic.twitter.com/azQd3eb1jS— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 27, 2017
Whoa ... Conor looks ... like a boxer!
McGregor appeared confident and competent in Round 1, pushing the pace in the cagey, early going.
And, he’s taunting Mayweather
No hammer fists, please
Referee Robert Byrd chastised McGregor for using a move not permitted in boxing.
These hug memes will go on
Whether it was because Floyd was actually turning his back or McGregor was sidestepping in an unorthodox fashion, there were several odd spoon clinches that inspired the jokes.
#MayweathervMcgregor pic.twitter.com/kdBjCyRlpA— Angel Smith (@Cali_Angel54) August 27, 2017
Here comes Floyd...
After the boxing debutant set the tone for much of the first three rounds, Mayweather began to assert himself in the fourth. His strike pace and combination complexity picked up through rounds five and six as well.
Fatigue joins The Money Team
Not simply contending with Mayweather, McGregor slowed noticeably as the fight entered it’s final third.
Stop the fight!
Referee Robert Byrd halted the fight in the 10th round as Mayweather landed an uninterrupted flurry of punches on a wobbly McGregor.
Mayweather vs McGregor Finish #MayweathervMcgregor #MayweatherVsMcGregor #MayweatherMacGregor pic.twitter.com/rf2YNMtFvY— Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) August 27, 2017
Then there was ... SPORTSMANSHIP!
After months of trash talk, #McGregor and #Mayweather show respect after the fight. pic.twitter.com/ZSxm8LanI8— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 27, 2017
Nothing but #Respect #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/Vp1KA7ELHe— UFC (@ufc) August 27, 2017
50 and Done
.@FloydMayweather reaches 50-0 and calls his career a wrap. #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/uO6nj4Duap— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 27, 2017
Conor says the ref should have let him get knocked down
Hats off to @TheNotoriousMMA. #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/ih2wGFbjMH— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 27, 2017
Boxers and MMA fighters praise McGregor
Conner kept it interesting but he was outboxed and outclassed in the square ring. Nothing to be ashamed of tho. I like him even more now!— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) August 27, 2017
Respect @TheNotoriousMMA showed the world we can compete #MayweathervMcgregor— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) August 27, 2017
Damn good fight. Mayweather put on a hell of a show. Conor did much better than I had expected. Hats off to both guys. Worth the money— Shane Mosley (@ShaneMosley_) 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
Mayweather won the fight, McGregor won the event. Cheers— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) August 27, 2017
Bonus Round: Complete fight highlights
What a show. Mayweather defeats McGregor by TKO. pic.twitter.com/OH3zxJwsfw— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 27, 2017