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Conor McGregor rips official for stopping Mayweather fight

August 27, 2017 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America - Boxer Floyd Mayweather jr stops UFC fighter Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Marcel Thomas/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)
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Conor McGregor has criticized official Robert Byrd once again for stopping his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the 10th round back on Aug. 26, according to Peter Carroll of MMAFighting.com.

McGregor ripped Byrd for putting halt to the action right after the fight, and now, he is doubling down on his condemnation after being made aware that Byrd is the husband of Adalaide Byrd, who was suspended for her controversial scoring of the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin bout two weeks ago.

“Adalaide Byrd’s husband Robert Byrd, that’s all I’ll say on that,” said McGregor when asked how he felt about his battle with Mayweather being stopped in the 10th round. “That’s her husband.”

McGregor also criticized Byrd’s actions before and during the fight.

“When we came face to face and we were doing the rules thing, he was only staring at me,” he said. “I’m looking at him staring at me and I could see in my peripheral vision that he was looking at me and not looking at Floyd.”

He then said Byrd was too physical when breaking up tie-ups.

“Every time we tied he literally wrestled me off him,” he said. “It is what it is, I knew I wasn’t going to get a fair shake out there.”

The MMA fighter also recently said that he would beat Mayweather should the two brawlers ever engage in a rematch.

 “I know if I went another go with him, under boxing rules, I’d get that win. I know that,” said McGregor, per Carroll. “I know by the feeling of him in the first fight.”



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