Saturday’s boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor was a meetup many fans thought would never happen. The result — Mayweather won by TKO in the tenth round — didn’t surprise many, but there were plenty of entertaining sidebars on the way to Mayweather’s victory.
This is the end
Once the fight was over, there were plenty of jokes about the result.
They’re gonna drop the rematch date from a banner at the end of this
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) August 27, 2017
Behind the mask
Mayweather’s facial wear approaching the ring was creative, to say the least.
Waiting on a friend
While the undercard began at 6 p.m. PT, the main event was why most fans tuned in, and it was a long time coming for some fans.
Before the main event, Baltimore fighter Gervonta Davis, fighting Francisco Fonseca, entertained social media with his unusual choice of headgear, a fuzzy blue hood.
That’s my boy
McGregor’s son Conor Jack is just 3 months old, but he looks mighty dapper in the three-piece suit and shades he wore when his dad proudly showed him off a few days before the fight.
Don’t bet on it
We’re not linking to any of them, but plenty of people promised money to those who’d retweet their fight-related tweets, with many showing photos of (presumably fake) large PayPal balances. Really, people still think a retweet is going to earn them cold cash? Don’t bet on it.
I’ve seen at least 45 retweets of people’s PayPal balances saying they’ll give everyone money if McGregor wins
— SiggyGuns (@Siggyv) August 27, 2017
Something about McGregor beating Mayweather and massive Paypal balances. Not bank account balances, mind, only Paypal. No idea.
— Kolley Kibber (@hewnique) August 26, 2017
Happy to see me?
No family-friendly way to put this, but McGregor was packing more than a punch in his underwear at the weigh-in, and fans noticed.
@espn did McGregor have a leprechaun in his underwear or was he just happy to be at the weigh in?
— Mark (@sooner_mjc) August 25, 2017
Memes, glorious memes
Even stock-photo people are excited about the matchup.
First published Aug. 27, 7:02 p.m. PT.
Update, 10:18 p.m. PT: Adds reaction to Mayweather win.
Star Wars at 40: Celebrate the many ways the Force-filled sci-fi saga has impacted our lives.
Logging Out: A look at death in the digital age.