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Boxing didn't absorb a hit and it wasn't a work!

Conor McGregor lost in the 10th round of Saturday's much-anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather, but the scene at his post-fight party would nearly have fans thinking otherwise. ($5 million), Wind River ($4.4 million), and Logan Lucky ($4.3 million).

Mayweather beat his way through the constant jeers of a crowd that serenaded McGregor with "Ole", and chanted "Conor". According to CompuBox, McGregor landed 111 punches to Mayweather's 170. And Mayweather's aggressive style against McGregor was a contrast from his previous fights where he uses defense to gain victories.

McGregor somehow survived an onslaught in the seventh round when a right counter from Mayweather staggered him badly. We may never know if he managed to "educate" the MMA fighter during their now-fabled sparring sessions, but the Brooklyn brawler certainly claims to have handed him a lesson in respect.

Conor McGregor didn't do so badly, either. When a boxer who isn't a natural attacker and lacks big power is forced to fight in that role, it often isn't pretty and it wasn't during many exchanges by both fighters. With the bright lights bouncing off his dark aviator sunglasses, masking some of the punishment he took from Mayweather, McGregor was beaming, laughing, and sporting one of those shit-eating grins.

McGregor came out aggressive, throwing several punches in the first three rounds.

This is a fight that never should have happened.

"He is a lot better than I thought he was, he used different angles and was a tough competitor but I was the better man tonight", said Mayweather.

"I thought it was close, and I though the stoppage was a little early", McGregor said after the fight.

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In a sense, this was one of the few fights that McGregor could have emerged from with any credit.

Conor McGregor regaled media after a couple of snifters of whiskey. It took Mayweather longer than it should have to get McGregor out of there because - let's be honest - McGregor was in with the name Floyd Mayweather only.

'Floyd is retired now and there's no-one else like him at the moment.

There are mismatches all the time in boxing but this one that was generated for one reason only - money.

After this fight, Mayweather remains undefeated. Let me wobble to the corner and make him put me down.

Asked the difference between MMA and boxing, he shouted out, "the cheque". In the build-up to the much-hyped event, Mayweather promised to come forward and seek an early knockout. Offensively, Mayweather's right hand was his only offensive weapon. This leads me to another observation.

McGregor can fight on, in his own way. Sure, Conor was exhausted, but it still only took Mayweather a few clean right hands to push McGregor to the point of no return. "I'm a multiple-weight free-fighting world champion, I was a little bit taken back by the disregard I was shown", he said before concluding that those detractors, the ones with clear heads about his prospects of upsetting the finest defensive boxer ever to lace gloves, over an unchartered 12 rounds, on his debut bout in the sport, were simply jealous of him. This was far from it once Mayweather got going and he did not need to get out of second gear.

No, McGregor is not raising a toast in defeat. In many ways the fight was a "Sting" and nothing more.

Mayweather and McGregor are still beyond rich. Boxing enjoyed a good night and has other big dates on the 2017 calendar.

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