Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor has reacted following Andy Ruiz Jr’s shocking TKO victory over Anthony Joshua.
The Mexican fighter, Ruiz, dropped Joshua on four different occasions before the bout was called off in the seventh round.
It was an incredible upset, one that spawned very different reactions from fellow heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
As for Conor McGregor, the Irish superstar showed nothing but respect for Andy Ruiz Jr’s title earning performance, as he knows all to well ‘the toughness of the Mexican chin’.
I know first hand the toughness of the Mexican chin.
They come up off the floor like something out of thriller.
It is never over until it’s over with the Mexicans.
God bless them.
Congrats Andy Ruiz. pic.twitter.com/8Vquwjny6z
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 2, 2019
“I know first hand the toughness of the Mexican chin. They come up off the floor like something out of thriller. It is never over until it’s over with the Mexicans. God bless them. Congrats Andy Ruiz.” – Conor McGregor said in reference to his previous fights with Nate Diaz (via Twitter)
Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO’s), who stepped up on short notice for the fight, captured the IBF, WBA and WBO titles with the massive upset win.
A dejected Anthony Joshua was all class during his post-fight interview with DAZN.
“Big respect to Andy, big big respect,” Anthony Joshua said. “He’s a good fighter. Thank you America. Thank you everyone for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down. There is no excuse. I got caught with a big shot, congratulations to him.”
As for the aforementioned Conor McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight title holder is reportedly in negotiations for a later summer or early fall return to the octagon.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com June 1, 2019