Conor McGregor has defended his defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather yesterday by insisting he had warned everyone that a loss was entirely possible.
The ever humble and self-effacing Irish MMA fighter was defeated by technical knockout in the tenth round after a brave but ultimately predictable fight.
“I never did think I would win, I just thought it would be an interesting experiment,” he told reporters and thousands of disappointed fans today.
“That is why I was so keen at every stage of the build up – all the conferences and at the weigh-in – to stress that the victory would most likely go to Floyd. As I said many times, he is the boxer, not me.”
He added, “This is why my life long motto has always been ‘It is not the winning, it is the taking part that counts’ and yesterday just proved that. I had a great time.
“I just hope that no-one put any money on me to win, especially after all the time I spent telling you I would most likely be the loser.”
It is understood that Conor McGregor will now be getting in shape and focusing his attention on his next context in which he hopes to fight against fifty Shaolin monks at the same time.