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September 4, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: McGregor vs. Mayweather, Dr. Wagner Jr. unmasks, more

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Conor McGregor via tenth round ref stoppage in a curiosity-fueled money heist which will go down as a major event in boxing, MMA and sports culture.

The end result was no surprise. Even at 40 and clearly past his prime, Mayweather had a lifetime of boxing ring experience and skill drummed into him from childhood that overcame that his legs weren’t what they used to be.

The fight was more entertaining than most Mayweather fights, a strategic win where Mayweather laid back for the first four rounds, expecting that McGregor would fade. McGregor did exactly that, and Mayweather took over. McGregor was barely hanging on in the ninth round, and was about to be put out in the tenth before the ref stepped in and called the fight.

The match, making a joke out of the World Boxing Council, was actually sanctioned for their newly-created and likely never to be heard from again World Money Championship.

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