What Went Wrong for Conor McGregor Against Floyd Mayweather?

Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, fights Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Isaac Brekken/Associated Press

For a little while there, it really looked like he was going to pull it off. It really looked like Conor McGregor was poised to score the upset victory over Floyd Mayweather in The Money Fight.

For two rounds, McGregor looked completely at home in the ring. In a performance reminiscent of his UFC career, he stalked forward, slung heavy leather and clubbed Mayweather on a few occasions. Mayweather was never truly wounded by McGregor’s shots, but it wouldn’t have been a stretch to say he seemed rattled by the Irishman’s high-octane offense.

McGregor looked quite good in the early goings of the Money Fight.McGregor looked quite good in the early goings of the Money Fight.Eric Jamison/Associated Press

Then Mayweather started opening up in the third. Then he started landing in the fourth. Then he started landing a bunch in the fifth.

He was a snowball rolling downhill by the ninth round, which saw him stagger McGregor with a straight right to the teeth

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