Floyd Mayweather has landed one final blow on Conor McGregor after beating the UFC star in their mega-fight last month.
McGregor went into the unknown in his first professional fight outside of the octagon against undefeated American great Mayweather in Las Vegas, where he suffered a 10th-round stoppage.
While McGregor lost the bout at T-Mobile Arena as Mayweather celebrated his record-breaking 50th win, the Irishman completely defied the pre-fight predictions of a routine victory for the 40-year-old with his unorthodox and unpredictable style proving troublesome, especially early.
However Mayweather has now offered a brutal explanation as to how McGregor managed to get so close to him, saying he went easy because he didn't want to give the Irishman brain damage.
“He has a career. You know, he still has a career. He’s still young," Mayweather told the Hollywood Unblocked podcast.
“It could’ve been very damaging. We have to think about these fighters.
“Even my uncle Roger. Right now, I just got a call just before I came here. He keeps walking off, wandering off. No one can find him. He ends up in a hospital.
“So, brain damage — it happens. It happens.”
Despite all of the inflammatory things that were said beforehand, Mayweather and McGregor have showed nothing but respect for one another after making a boatload of money from their boxing match.
Mayweather took that mutual respect a step further by adorning the walls of his recently purchased Beverly Hills mansion with a giant painting of both himself and the UFC lightweight champion.
The 50-0 fighter showed off the 8-foot tall portrait on social media:
Mayweather purchased the $25.5 million mansion as a gift to himself after raking in a disclosed $100 million for his bout against McGregor with much more to come once the PPV buys are tallied up.
So it is only right that Mayweather salute the man who helped him bring in another nine-figure payday.
The mansion sits on more than half an acre and clocks in at 15,096 square feet. There’s a guest home, pool house and a swimming pool on the property.
With all that space to fill, a painting of McGregor certainly won’t hurt.