Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action with Conor McGregor before referee Robert Byrd stops McGregor and the fight REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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Online sports website Joe also talked up Mcgregor's ability to hang in, having been clearly outclassed after the first three rounds.McGregor also polarizes Irish public opinion like no other athlete.Ahead of the fight, The Irish Times broadsheet attempted to explain McGregor's popularity.It hinted that a $100 million payday would more than likely soften the blow for McGregor, who had been forced to rely on state welfare benefits before becoming a superstar in the mixed martial arts world.
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