REPORT: Doctor Believes Conor McGregor Suffered Brain Trauma in Mayweather Fight
Pretty much from the 5th round on, Conor McGregor seemed to be winded and not as aggressive as he was to start his fight against Floyd Mayweather, but a grueling boxing match will do that to you.
According to a former ringside physician, Dr. Darragh O’Carroll, referee Robert Boyd should be hailed a hero as he possibly stopped the MMA Lightweight champ from suffering a traumatic brain injury at the hands of Mayweather.
“Byrd’s calculation to call a stoppage was likely not based on signs of fatigue, but rather signs of traumatic brain injury. Ataxia, or dizziness and loss of balance, is one of the hallmarks of concussion, a type of mild traumatic brain injury. Fatigue may cause sluggish and slow movements, but does not cause the imbalance and poor coordination exhibited by McGregor in the 10th round. Being wobbly, in the setting of pugilistic trauma, will always be treated as the result of head trauma and not as fatigue. To let a fighter continue on would be grossly negligent.”
McGregor did state in the weeks just before the megafight that he would end Mayweather in under four rounds. When that didn’t happen as he had hoped, he had nothing left to give.
Luckily for him, he’ll have a couple of months to lick his wounds after he was slapped with a two-month medical suspension related to that mega-fight.