An expected end came from an unexpected fight Saturday when Floyd Mayweather went head-to-head in the ring with Conor McGregor.
The match concluded by the tenth round when Mayweather delivered a TKO, upping his record to 50 wins without a single loss.
"He's a lot better than I thought he was," Mayweather said after the fight. "He used different angles. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight.”
Although the event was highly anticipated, it was initially a surprise for many as Mayweather stepped out of a two-year retirement to take on McGregor, a 29-year-old novice MMA fighter who wasn’t exactly a match for the boxing great.
As the rounds progressed, it was evident McGregor was tired, having gotten in a fair number of shots but leaving the ring looking worn-out.
However, McGregor made light of his appearance, saying it wasn’t that bad. "He's composed, he's not that fast, he's not that powerful, but, boy, is he composed in there," he said when the dust had settled. "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. I have to give it to him, that's what 50 pro fights will do for you."
Now Mayweather plans to return to retirement and vowed Saturday’s fight would be his last.