By the fourth round Mayweather went on the attack and started landing blow after blow against a suddenly desperate McGregor who was bravely hanging on while clutching and grabbing the American.
This likely means McGregor's next fight will be a lightweight title unification fight with the interim UFC Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson, and hopefully, this will take place at some point in the early stages of 2018.
"SHOWTIME Sports confirmed today that the SHOWTIME PPV presentation of Mayweather vs. McGregor on August 26, 2017 generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America".More news: Facebook To Push More Videos On News Feed In Bid For Monetization
By now, you know you're not going to see Conor McGregor return before year's end. Duh.
Questions surrounding when, and what sport, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor would return to have been running rampant for the last several months. The SHOWTIME PPV totals for Mayweather vs. McGregor far exceed the now third best event in history-nearly doubling the 2.48 million buys for Oscar De La Hoya vs. Mayweather in 2007. He has not fought in the Octagon since November 2016, and he has never defended a UFC championship. "He's not that great a boxer, and I think we all saw that".
McGregor, however, is under contract with the UFC and the organisation's president Dana White shut down any chance of that happening.