Conor McGregor Forgot To Take His Jockstrap To Mayweather Fight

During the hype and build up to Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor there was an awful lot that happened.

The two must have had millions of thoughts swimming around their brains, making it difficult to focus on the actual fight.

That must have been what happened to the Irishman anyway, as it turns out that he forgot to take some very important things to the fight.

For boxers, if they want to keep their teeth and the ability to have kids, they're going to need a cup and a gum shield. Despite this McGregor reportedly left his custom jockstrap and mouthpiece at home.

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TMZ claim that the fighter realised as he was having his hands wrapped, and so one of his team members had to rush off to his Vegas home to pick them up.

Luckily he got back in time and The Notorious' nashers and crown jewels were protected for the fight.

Unfortunately though they couldn't bring him any more luck as he was stopped by Mayweather in the tenth round of their bout.

A few days ago McGregor broke his social media silence following his defeat, with a long post thanking his fans, trainers and coaches, and congratulating his opponent Floyd Mayweather.

Unlike Floyd Mayweather, who happily took to Twitter just hours after the fight - from his strip club, in fact - McGregor has kept away from social media following the bout in Vegas.

To be fair, it was unlikely he was away licking his wounds. In his shoes, I think most of us would've been blind drunk after knocking back several bottles of 'Notorious Irish Whiskey'.

Now, though, he's taken to Instagram to share an uncharacteristically humble post and a snap of himself (with a glass of whiskey, naturally).

He wrote: "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.

"Thirty 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 all take 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!"

Despite his loss against the 50-0 champ, McGregor seems to have lost absolutely no respect or love from his fans. Like he says: 'onto the next one'.

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Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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