McGregor Fans Are Up In Arms About The Ref’s ‘Early’ TKO Call

The highly-anticipated fight between Irish underdog MMA fighter Conor McGregor and certified villain/veteran of boxing Floyd Mayweather might be over (and this time, the baddies won), but that’s certainly not stopping a bunch of punters from dragging it out as long as possible.

Their beef? They reckon the ref, Robert Byrd, called the fight too early. In the tenth round, McGregor was starting to visibly tire; as his knees buckled and Mayweather went in for the kill, Byrd ended the match with a technical knock out decision.

And yeah, people ain’t loving that.

Among the people a bit miffed about the early call is McGregor himself, who told reporters immediately after the match:

I thought it was close though and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage. I was just a little fatigued. He was just a lot more composed with his shots.

When you’re in here in the squared circle, everything is different. Let the man put me down, that’s fatigue, that’s not damage.

Where was the final two rounds? Let me walk back to my corner and compose myself.

Of course, others have raised the valid point that those having a whinge over an early stoppage are really just cracking it because they didn’t get to see McGregor beaten to a bloody pulp.

And regardless of outcome, both men are still walking away from this fight significantly wealthier than they were beforehand.

Good onya, you cheeky Irish bastard. Coming out of your first boxing fight with your face intact and a multi-million dollar paycheck? Luck of the proverbial indeed.