Floyd Mayweather's victory over Conor McGregor is now being painted as a publicity stunt after the Irish Mixed Martial Artist described himself as the captured orangutan who obeyed the rules of a circus to make a quick buck.
The fight lasted 10 rounds before Mayweather extended his professional record to 50-0 with a technical knockout victory.
McGregor pocketed a fee believed to be around 30 million euros from the fight and made clear on his twitter account that the most important end result was his pay-day, with a caption that accompanied a picture of himself.
"The captured orangutan who obeyed the rules of a Circus and got filthy rich from it," he wrote.
This particular tweet has poured further scorn all over the bout in Las Vegas, with many now believing that it was merely a high-profile money-making exercise.
The captured Orangutan who obeyed the rules of a Circus and got filthy rich from it. pic.twitter.com/4kNw01BDAS
? Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 2 de septiembre de 2017
Significant criticism has been aimed at the Nevada Athletic Commission, who authorized the fight in their region despite the entire boxing community requesting they not do so.
Calls for an investigation into the Nevada Athletic Commission have increased over recent days, with boxing purists suggesting that the governing body of Nevada athletics had a legal obligation to not permit fights that go against the rules regarding fraudulent bouts.
Source : http://www.marca.com/en/more-sports/2017/09/03/59ac0bab468aeb6a238b45a3.html