Dana White says he is proud of Conor’s performance, but Conor is upset and felt fight was his for the taking

By Wade Keller, MMATorch editor

Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White at Mayweather-McGregor fight (photo credit Mark J. Rebilas © USA Today Sports)

On FS1’s post-fight coverage, Dana White reacted to Conor McGregor losing to Floyd Mayweather in the tenth round of Saturday night’s main event mega-PPV boxing super fight.

“Obviously it was not the fight I was expecting,” he said. “I thought Conor would be chasing him around and he would eventually catch him with some shots. He hit him with a lot of shots. He looked fantastic tonight. I couldn’t be more proud of him.”

White said Conor is not proud of himself. “He’s not. He’s very upset with himself. He felt that fight was there for the taking. He thinks the fight was stopped early. I was good with the stoppage. He’s not a professional boxer. He stepped in there to fight arguably the greatest of all time and he looked damn good doing it. I was happy with ten rounds.”

He called out sports analysts Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith for their skepticism that Conor belonged in the boxing ring with Mayweather. He said he hasn’t seen Kellerman yet, but Smith told him that he was impressed. “Conor McGregor went in there and hit him and hit him a lot, big shots, hit him in the body. It was a great showing.”

He said if Conor’s cardio kept up, it would have gone 12 rounds. He said it’s clear the judges saw it going Mayweather’s way, even though others had it pretty even going into the tenth.

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