How Mayweather and McGregor Partied After the Fight
When undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. came out of semi-retirement to fight UFC sensation Conor McGregor, it marked a collision of two major sporting vehicles. The match-up was as successful and entertaining as fans of both camps had hoped, and despite different origins, personalities, and styles, both pugilists celebrated their big bout with high-profile post-fight parties on the Las Vegas strip.
Both fighters had millions of reasons to celebrate. Each pulled in a pretty purse. Mayweather earned somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 million for his win, and McGregor took home a guaranteed $30 million. For the champ, the night was also about commemorating his 50th and final win in style. McGregor, meanwhile, appeared to bask in the accomplishment of having dabbled in a new sport lasted 10 rounds with a future hall-of-famer. For both competitors, epic after-parties seemed par for the course. Let’s take a look at how these two rivals recovered from their time together in the ring.
McGregor Kicked off his Vegas Residency in Style
McGregor nursed his wounds at a sold-out party at the Encore Beach Club, where tickets cost about $200. He reportedly arrived at his shindig shortly before 3 a.m., after dining at an Asian restaurant called Andrea’s. At the bash, McGregor reportedly said, “I f**king love every single one of you. Thank you all so much. It didn’t go our way but we’re going to party like it went our way. I hope you all have a good f**k*ing night.”
McGregor repotedly danced on stage in his paisley two-piece suit to Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up” and even DJ’d for the crowd, spinning tunes such as Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize.” The rookie boxer spent much of the night roped off in a secure VIP section reserved for his family—including his wife and young child—and close friends, including soccer star and fellow Irishman Robbie Keane. McGregor reportedly popped out to greet his celebrity guests, such as Orlando Bloom, and to kick off his planned 2-year residency at the Wynn Nightlife property. He also seized the opportunity to promote his whiskey brand, Notorious, which he’d been sipping on since the post-fight press conference with Mayweather.
One Day of Fun Wasn’t Enough
McGregor’s weekend of fun didn’t start and end with a mere night the Encore Beach Club. He reportedly showed up the next day for a pool party with his body builder-turned-fitness model sister and other Irish supporters.
That wasn’t the first time McGregor has spent the day after a fight partying by the pool at Encore. In fact, last time he was there, he was limping due to a bruised shin. The hard-charger promised fans that he’d be living it until “next week,” so maybe he’s going for another kind of knockout.
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