Nasukawa is unbeaten in 28 kickboxing bouts and four mixed martial arts contests. Before entering the ring he gets into a huddle with numerous members of his team, embracing each member of the team before he waves to the crowd and eventually moves through the ropes. McGregor pops out his jab. That's what I gave them. He's a lot better than I thought he'd be. I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn't go the distance.
Mayweather keeps diving inside leaning low. Mayweather regrouped and unloaded on the Irishman. But I was the better man tonight. McGregor switches stances and pops out a straight punch. Maidana connects with a left into the clinch.
Maidana jabbing well to end the round. Maidana presses Floyd into the corner and goes to work. McGregor is staying active though, throwing at Mayweather from unusual angles. Although the pound-for-pound king would come away with the unanimous decision, he did show his competitor great respect after the fight. Mayweather eats a very nice left. Mayweather lunges forward and connects with a left hand. It's not a boxing record, but it is revered.
Round five: Maidana lands a right hook to the body. Mayweather came back in a huge way, pressing McGregor around the ring and landing hard combinations. Maidana landing the arcing right hand. McGregor continues to look to tie up. McGregor said he was disappointed that Byrd stopped the fight when he did. He had McGregor on wobbly legs as he slammed countless power shots into his durable chin.
He's a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight. He pressures Mayweather against the ropes and starts letting his hands go. In the 10th round, McGregor had nothing left. Mayweather charges inside and eats a nice uppercut. The slow pace continued in the second round, but McGregor was moving forward and touching Mayweather, though referee Robert Byrd warned him for hitting behind the head. At the start of Round 10, Mayweather caught McGregor bad.
Here's the , who scored the bout for Maidana: Round one: Maidana moving forward, falls short with his right hand. McGregor was barely on his feet, and Byrd jumped in and stopped the fight at 1 minute, 5 seconds. Floyd tagging the body while pressed against the ropes. Marcos digging away in the clinch before the bell. Another solid lead right form Floyd and a left hook.
Floyd Mayweather appears at 11:07 pm local time wearing a white mask across his nose and mouth and a black robe. Mayweather whacks him with a right. Right to the body from Maidana. I did not know how to get him. Marcos Maidana 2 fight updates, including up-to-the-minute main event coverage,. A were observed, the bell sounds to get the action underway at 11:20 pm local time.
Is Maidana now capable of pulling off the upset and unseating the longtime king of the boxing world? Floyd again to the body. Mayweather digs in the clinch. Talk about a quick win! Round 5: Mayweather looks like he has a pep in his step now. Many, however, will question whether those figures should come with an asterisk, given the obvious and vast gulf in quality and experience between himself and McGregor. Lead right from Marcos, clinch. Round 7: They immediately clinch, Mayweather punches to the body. Arcing right hands and body shots landing for Marcos.
Mayweather jabbing the body and head. This is all so surreal. After 10 rounds of entertaining and competitive action, Mayweather cashed in yet again in a huge spot. This was always going to be an experiment and the answer was clear — boxing and mixed martial arts are two different sports, and expertise at one of them does not guarantee success at the other. Clinch, Maidana scores a takedown. He meets the canvas again about 10 seconds after getting back to his feet. Mayweather, who moved his record to a historic 50-0 with 27 knockouts, said after the fight he would return to retirement.
Both men land high and low. McGregor was warned multiple times for punches behind the head but no point was deducted. Hard check hook by Floyd. Maidana moves Floyd to the ropes, tries to roughhouse but gets tied up. He quickly proved those doubters wrong. Good overhand right by El Chino, then a clinch.