Conor McGregor Disappointed with Floyd Mayweather’s Performance Against Logan Paul: ‘It Didn’t Feel Right’

Published 07/10/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor come face to face during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at SSE Arena on July 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)


UFC star Conor McGregor doesn’t seem to hold any ill-will towards his former foe Floyd Mayweather, whom he had faced back in 2017. However, the Irishman was not impressed after watching Mayweather compete against Logan Paul in June.

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The unbeaten boxer had failed to beat Logan Paul in the exhibition, which ended in a draw. For the first time in his career, Mayweather walked out without a win.

It was even worse as it came against a YouTuber-turned-boxer. While several people had already ridiculed Mayweather’s performance against Paul, Conor McGregor also dived into the mix. In a chat with ESPN, ‘Notorious’ unleashed his brutal opinion on the fight.

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Conor McGregor said, “I have no problem with Floyd [Maywether]. It wasn’t a good look for him to fight [Logan Paul] in his last fight. It didn’t feel right. He didn’t even feel right, you can see it in him.”

In the aftermath of the contest, Floyd Mayweather didn’t appear pleased with his performance. He Justified it by his age and claimed to stop fighting from that point.

Although we can expect Floyd Mayweather to lace up the gloves again, he showed very little interest in re-appearing in action at the post-fight press conference.

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Hence, facing Logan Paul in an open weight bout could have been a wrong decision. It didn’t earn him any legacy. However, the single fight put more than $100 million to Floyd Mayweather‘s bank account. So Conor McGregor’s statement might not have any importance to ‘TBE’.

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Akin to Mayweather, McGregor was also allured by the massive financial numbers in 2017 and agreed to face the undefeated boxer.

Although McGregor didn’t have any pro-boxing experience, he still chose to accept the challenge. But it looked bad on the UFC star’s resume as he suffered a scratchy TKO loss.

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Similarly, Floyd Mayweather’s recent performance against Paul was quite similar. It had no relevancy but still became a massive source of financial income for Mayweather.

That said, the 44-year-old is now retired. But Conor McGregor is actively competing in the UFC, thereby expanding his reign in the combat world. Do you think Floyd Mayweather should have avoided facing Logan Paul?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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