In the weeks and days leading up to his much-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor put up multiple Instagram posts per day. From posts about his preparations for the fight to posts that included him talking trash to Mayweather, McGregor seemed to document every move he made.
But since losing to Mayweather on Saturday night, McGregor has been noticeably absent from Instagram. He didn’t put up a single post on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. But he finally broke his silence very early Thursday morning with a lengthy post that featured him thanking everyone in his camp for helping him prepare for his fight with Mayweather.
In the post, McGregor talked about how much work went into preparing him for a 12-round fight. He said that "getting to 12 rounds alone in practice" was the most challenging thing about trying to get ready for the match with Mayweather. And he suggested that, if he had a little bit more time to train, he feels as though he could have "made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight" without wearing down like he did.
McGregor also gave props to Mayweather in his IG post. He congratulated him on a "well fought match," wished him well in retirement, and conceded that Mayweather is a "solid fighter" despite his previous comments about him. And at one point in his post, he also hinted that, if Mayweather wanted to make the jump from boxing to MMA and fight inside the Octagon, he thinks he would actually surprise some people.
"Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position," McGregor wrote. "He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure."
Some fight fans have argued that Mayweather and McGregor should have a rematch but that, this time, Mayweather should be forced to step into McGregor’s arena, where McGregor would have the upper hand.
And while it seems highly unlikely that Mayweather would ever even consider it, McGregor seems to think it could be slightly more competitive than some people think if it ever happened.
McGregor ended his post by writing, "Onto the next one!" It will be interesting to see where he goes from here now that the Mayweather fight is behind him.