McGregor: ‘I have this patch of fatigue I must overcome’
Conor McGregor admits he needs to work on his conditioning for future fights.It has been his problem since he fought Nate Diaz at UFC 196 more than a year ago.
“I think fatigue, there’s a patch somewhere in the middle of fights, even with the Diaz 2 fight,” McGregor said. “I have this patch where I must overcome, I get a little wobbly. But it’s more fatigue.”
“If you look at the Diaz 2 fight, I came through that, came back round four and round five,” he continued. “I would’ve liked to see the end of round ten and see where it brought us. But, (Mayweather is) a hell of a competitor, switched it up, kept the pressure.”
“Floyd’s frames were nice,” McGregor said. “When he chose his shots and he smothers, he frames, and early on, when he was framing at me, I was trying to shock him and take his back. But midway through the fight when I had his back, the referee was just resetting us in the middle, and somewhere in the middle of all that, I was like ‘I’m using valuable energy here to get to this man’s back, and then we’re being reset to go again.’ So it kind of flustered me a little bit and he was able to capitalize on it.”
“He’s very composed, picks his shots very well, bounces shots off himself very well, and hides himself well. I believe he was hurt a few times, but he kept his composure, he doesn’t show it.”
Mayweather defeated McGregor via TKO at 1:05 of the tenth round.