Conor McGregor Posts Statement On Instagram After Floyd Mayweather Loss

"Onto the next one!"

Conor McGregor Posts Statement On Instagram After Floyd Mayweather Loss (Image: Instagram)

Conor McGregor has made a long statement on Instagram, congratulating Floyd Mayweather thanking everyone for the support behind the massive fight.

"Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days.
Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all!" he said on Instagram.

He believed it would have been a closer fight had he prepared a little differently, after losing via technical knockout in the 10th round.

"I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night.
Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp," he wrote.

"30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward."

But he wasn't short of praise for Mayweather - even cheekily suggesting he'd do alright in an MMA fight.

"Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement," he said.

"He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure.

"Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it! Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!"