Canadian actor Devon Sawa, 38, is one of those who thought Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor, 29, still did a great job on Aug. 26, Saturday, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The latter lost to American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a historical boxing superfight.
“Conor McGregor did phenomenal,” Sawa tweeted. “Well done Irish. Well done Mayweather.”
Many boxing fans had expected McGregor to lose and not even last long in the bout against Mayweather. However, the Irish UFC fighter managed to last for 10 rounds before the referee stopped the fight and declared Mayweather the winner via technical knockout.
McGregor is a former UFC featherweight champion and the reigning UFC lightweight champion. He currently holds a professional MMA record of 21 wins and 3 losses.
On Nov. 30, 2016, McGregor obtained a professional boxing license from the California State Athletic Commission. His professional boxing debut was confirmed six months later.
As a professional boxer, McGregor has 0 win and 1 loss after losing to Mayweather. The latter, on the other hand, now has 50 wins and 0 loss.
Meanwhile, Sawa stars in the new TV series “Somewhere Between,” an American adaptation of the South Korean series “God’s Gift: 14 Days.” The actor plays a cop-turned-private investigator named Nico Jackson in the American adaptation, which premiered on ABC on July 24.
Among Sawa’s “Somewhere Between” co-stars are Paula Patton, JB Bourne, Aria Birch, Catherine Barroll, Samantha Ferris, Noel Johansen, Imogen Tear, Carmel Amit, Daniel Bacon, Michael St. John Smith and Rebecca Staab. The original South Korean version, which aired on SBS in 2014, starred Lee Bo Young, Jo Seung Woo, Kim Tae Woo, Jung Gyu Woon and Kim Yoo Bin.