-- One of the most anticipated boxing matches of the decade is over.
"He's a lot better than I thought he was," Mayweather said of McGregor following the fight. "He used different angles. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight."
There was significant buzz about the match because Mayweather, 40 -- widely considered the best boxer of the last two decades -- returned from a two-year retirement to face UFC lightweight champion McGregor, the biggest name in combat sports during his absence.
The fight was expected to set records on pay-per-view, with approximately 5 million homes buying it at $99.95.