Floyd Mayweather has always been sharp at jumping in on the hype of the moment. He did so again on Saturday night, when he tweeted about a wager he placed on the UFC 264 main event between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
The fight went down at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It was the third time the two men had squared off in the Octagon.
It was the second time that Poirier walked away with a victory under his belt.
The end of the bout came after McGregor broke his leg when taking a step back during an exchange. It immediately brought images of Anderson Silva’s grotesque leg injury to mind.
Though McGregor finished the round and was adamant the bout be noted a doctor’s stoppage, it remained a TKO stoppage victory in favor of Poirier. McGregor left the arena on a stretcher.
No matter how the fight ended, Poirier’s W was also a win for the undefeated former boxing champion. Mayweather tweeted that he had placed a $50,000 wager on Poirier to win. The bet paid off to the tune of $35,714.30.
Poirier was quick to respond to Mayweather jumping on the moment, replying, “I got you champ!”
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Mayweather was McGregor’s first ever professional boxing opponent. Though he lasted until the 10th round, McGregor succumbed to the former world champion, losing via a TKO stoppage at 1:05 mark. The Irishman lost the fight, but stepping into the ring with a legendary boxer was a sure bet. He walked away with a payday reportedly worth somewhere around $100 million. The event was one of the highest grossing pay-per-view events in history and launched McGregor into another stratosphere of stardom.
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