Last night, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor stepped into the boxing ring with one of his most heated rivals, undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unfortunately for McGregor and his legions of fans, this fight didn’t go as planned. Instead, the Irishman wilted under a torrent of 10th-round punches, losing by way of TKO as a result. As much as it was a disappointing night for McGregor, however, it was a momentous one for Mayweather. With this win, “Money” will now ride off into the sunset with a fantastic, 50-0 professional boxing record.
Post-fight, Mayweather shared a brief encounter with McGregor’s biggest rival from the MMA sphere, Nate Diaz. This cool moment was captured on camera by endlessly talented combat sports photographer Esther Lin. See it below:
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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are 1-1 across to thrilling fights. In the first, Diaz shocked the world by submitting the seemingly unbeatable Irishman in the second round. In the second fight, McGregor evened the score, defeating Diaz with a tooth-and-nail majority decision. Though nothing is certain just yet, a Diaz trilogy fight would seem to be a real option for McGregor’s next fight.
What do you think of this photo of the Conor McGregor foils Floyd Mayweather and Nate Diaz?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/27/2017.