Conor McGregor Attends Fury vs. Ngannou Fight, Expresses Surprise at Decision
Conor McGregor, the former UFC double champion, was a live spectator at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the much-anticipated showdown between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou. As the judges’ scorecards were about to be announced, McGregor, who was recording the event, captured the crowd’s reaction to the surprising decision.
The bout between Fury and Ngannou, a crossover event between boxing and MMA, turned out to be highly competitive, exceeding the expectations of many. In the third round, Ngannou landed a crisp left hook that sent Fury to the canvas, shocking the audience. Despite being a considerable underdog with odds of 14-1 before the fight, Ngannou displayed remarkable skills and competitiveness against the WBC champion, earning the respect of fans and fellow fighters alike.
In McGregor’s video, he initially offered some inaudible praise for the fight, only to become more articulate seconds later. He questioned why the fight was scheduled for ten rounds and gave credit to Francis Ngannou for his performance, describing it as “composed, structural, and impressive,” particularly noting the knockdown.
However, as the judges’ scorecards were revealed, McGregor and the surrounding crowd appeared increasingly uneasy. McGregor exclaimed, “Oh my god, where is this going?” as the first scorecard was announced. The reaction in the arena was a mixture of cheers and boos, reflecting the polarizing nature of the decision.
Conor McGregor and those around him at ringside seemed visibly disappointed. McGregor’s video footage showed people shaking their heads, and he openly expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision, saying, “Wowwww, good ol’ boxing huh? Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know the story. Fair play.”
The video also captured the collective disappointment of the crowd, with many attendees seemingly convinced that Ngannou was on the verge of victory. Despite the outcome, cheers were audible, demonstrating the intense drama and competitiveness that unfolded in the ring.
The fight’s controversial decision sparked widespread debate and discussion within the combat sports community, leaving fans and experts alike with divided opinions on the judges’ scoring. Conor McGregor’s presence and reaction at the event added an extra layer of intrigue to an already captivating fight.
As the Fury vs. Ngannou showdown continues to be a hot topic, it remains to be seen how the fighters and the promotion will respond to the controversy surrounding the outcome of this historic crossover bout.