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Dana White Reveals How McGregor Really Felt About His Defeat To Mayweather

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Dana White Reveals How McGregor Really Felt About His Defeat To Mayweather

We watched the fight, we know the result and we listened to that surprisingly mild press conference. But with someone as outspoken as Conor McGregor, you can bet there were things he was thinking that weren't said.

So let's thank Dana White, the President of the UFC, for telling us how McGregor really, truly, actually feels. In an interview on Fox Sports, Megan Olivi asked White if he thought the MMA maestro was proud of his performance in the ring.

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Dana White

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"He's not," White said matter-of-factly. "He's very upset with himself. He feels that that fight was there for the taking. He thinks that the fight was stopped early."

McGregor admitted in the press conference that he'd have 'liked to hit the floor' instead of having the fight stopped, but it's easy to say that when the drubbing that would have landed him there didn't happen.

"I get like that when I'm tired," McGregor insisted at the press conference. "I get a little wobbly and flowy. But get me into the corner and I'd have recovered and come back." Which sounds like he's protesting a bit too much, especially given how well he actually did in that fight.

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Mayweather McGregor
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White, on the other hand, is convinced the fight was stopped at the right time.

"I was good with the stoppage," he told Olivi. "He's not a professional boxer. He's stepped in there to fight arguably the greatest boxer of all time and he looked damn good doing it. I was okay with 10 rounds."

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That's not how it looked at the time, however. A ringside snapshot of White at the time of the stoppage showed the UFC head honcho with a very disappointed look on his face. In fact, it almost looked like he was going to cry. Needless to say, the photo went viral.

Still, win or lose, bravado or not, no-one really has all that much to complain about, given the amount of money that exchanged hands. Because, really, everybody won. Except those people who placed bets on McGregor to win.

Meanwhile, McGregor will be off swanning around on a giant yacht in Ibiza that most of us couldn't afford to ever even touch, let alone hire. After a few cocktails in the sun, he probably won't even remember the fight - at least for a few hours.

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Words: Mischa Pearlman

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Topics: mcgregor mayweather, Dana White, Floyd Mayweather

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