In case you missed it, Conor McGregor lasted ten rounds with the best boxer in history in an admirable display of athleticism at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
He survived, against Boxing Twitter’s better judgement and now, after months of show-boating and 30 minutes in the ring, the Irish UFC champ surely deserves a holiday?
Floyd, having announced his re-retirement with an undefeated 50-0 streak, is certainly going to put his feet up:
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McGregor, many years his junior, is also looking forward to a break – according to his final words at the post-fight press conference.
And what better spot to relax, unwind and get some much-needed TLC with his wife Dee, than on the sleepy island of Ibiza?
Conor, with Notorious brand whiskey in hand, looked to the future:
I’m gonna hit Ibiza, a childhood friend is getting married, I’m going to charter out a 100 foot yacht for the day, fuck that paying for the whole thing, the whole whack.
And just rally for a day, have a big party on it, take a load of pictures, and then get the fuck off it. That’s my plan. And then we’ll see what’s next.
Career-wise, McGregor revealed he’s unsure, outlining a number of options:
I’ve got multiple titles in the UFC to think about, and I could also continue in the boxing game. So what’s next for me is to study and continue to learn.
I’m a student of martial arts and fighting as a whole. I’ve studied everyone in the game in all games including Floyd and it was an honour to share the ring with him and get up close and personal.
I’m certainly open to hearing what WME-IMG wants, and what Showtime wants and if they want me to come over to boxing again, then we can talk…
I have many contenders in the mixed martial arts game. I have a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz that’s sitting there. I have options. I’ll see what’s what. I’m here to fight.
I’m certainly fresh. I’m certainly fresh to fight. I was not badly damaged there, it was fatigue, so we’ll see what offers come on the table.
Speaking of his own performance in the ring, The Notorious continued:
I feel I held my own really, I feel it was close. I feel it was 5-4 heading into round ten. I would have liked getting to the bell to see what was what.
I’m young, I’m fresh, and I’m ready. I was just tired in there, I feel.
He caught me with some nice shots but I wasn’t dazed or rattled or anything like that. I was just ‘bollocksed’, is the term we call it in Ireland. So we’ll see what happens.
But first, Beefa. If his day out at the races is anything to go by, this is a party with which we can get on board.
Enjoy, Mac. Well deserved.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.