Mayweather TKOs McGregor: Sports world reacts
All eyes were on Floyd Mayweather’s TKO of Conor McGregor on Saturday in Las Vegas, and a chorus of fellow pro athletes was quick to show their respect for Money’s 50th career win.
Russell Westbrook, Michael Phelps and Joel Embiid were among those chiming in:
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) August 27, 2017
I'm not mad that I stayed up all night to watch this fight. @FloydMayweather is definitely TBE!!! @TheNotoriousMMA Much Respect!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2017
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) August 27, 2017
That was an amazing fight to watch!
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 27, 2017
This is awesome. I can't believe this is a real fight …… so good
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) August 27, 2017
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) August 27, 2017
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) August 27, 2017
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) August 27, 2017
I must say. Mcgregor gained a fan tonight…. He taught hard…. made no excuses …. represented himself well…#Respect
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) August 27, 2017
Man a lot of heart!!! But 50-0….sheesh!! Respect for both of these guys. History.
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 27, 2017
Damn good fight. Mayweather put on a hell of a show. Conor did much better than I had expected. Hats off to both guys. Worth the money
— Shane Mosley (@ShaneMosley_) August 27, 2017
FLOYD MONEY MAYWEATHER!!!!!! That was super fun
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 27, 2017
This kinda reminds me of Whack-a-Mole ha #McGregorMayweather
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) August 27, 2017
Current mood: pic.twitter.com/T4CjgUYn5i
— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) August 27, 2017
Floyd took the risk, changed his boxing style and walks off with a KO at 50-0 #HardWork #Dedication #TMT
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 27, 2017
More Mayweather-McGregor coverage from Yahoo Sports:
• Mayweather picks up big TKO win over McGregor
• McGregor unhappy with stoppage: ‘Let the man put me down!’
• Why was Floyd Mayweather wearing a ski mask?