Watch Conor McGregor’s heartbroken reaction as rows erupt between UFC stars after Katie Taylor’s loss to Chantelle Cameron
CONOR MCGREGOR was seen heartbroken ringside as Katie Taylor lost to Chantelle Cameron before calling for a rematch.
That has become apparent in the last two weeks The notorious was part sponsor of the long-awaited homecoming of his fellow Irish star in Dublin.
And he could be seen all night enjoying the action alongside Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn from the front row.
But both he and the roaring home crowd were disappointed as Taylor fought on home soil for the first time in her pro career.
And she did so in a scintillating affair with Cameron that was action-packed from the start.
But after ten exciting rounds, two judges ruled in Cameron’s favour, one failing to separate the pair.
That meant Taylor, who was promoted to super lightweight, suffered a loss for the first time in her career.
Footage has now emerged of McGregor’s reaction to the result and as the words ‘and still’ were read out to confirm Cameron’s triumph, the UFC star could be seen slumped beside the ring and put his hands on his head.
He soon regained his composure, however, and went to comfort Taylor before telling reporters, “Great fight, close fight, I had a tie.”
McGregor was then asked if he’d like to watch the rematch at Croke Park, to which he replied: “Yeah yeah I fucking would.”
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“She gained weight in no time. It was intended for a different type of opponent with a specific weight, but it failed.
“So what’s Katie doing at the last minute? The warrior inside her? She has given me something to strive for!
“She wanted to gain weight and be up against the heavierweight champion in the blink of an eye.
“Give her a chance to do it at Croke Park, Croke Park will definitely be there.
“It was a close fight, size prevailed but Katie is a tactician, give Katie another smack.”
And when asked what message he had for his compatriot, McGregor added: “Cheer up, you’re the champion, you’re the Olympic champion and you’re still the world champion in your division.”