Former ringside doctor Darragh O’Carroll has said referee Robert Byrd was right to stop the fight in the tenth round as McGregor could have suffered brain damage from Floyd Mayweather had the fight continued.
Robert Byrd who has come under fire recently for what some have described as prematurely ending the Mayweather/McGregor fight, was right to do so, McGregor was not happy with the tenth-round stoppage, insisting he was just a bit too early for that.
McGregor post-fight interview,he had complained about Hall of Fame referee Robert Byrd ending his match against Floyd Mayweather too soon, as he hadn’t gone down.
“He’s composed, he’s not that fast, he’s not that powerful, but boy is he composed in there.
“I thought it was close though and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage.
“I was just a little fatigued. He was just a lot more composed with his shots.”
But former ringside doctor Darragh O’Carroll insists the stoppage was fully justified.he said”.
Tonic, O’Carroll said:any ringside doctor would agree that Byrd was right to end the match, as McGregor was showing signs of mild brain damage.
“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.
“Continuing the fight would have put McGregor at risk for continued head trauma, risking a future of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or at worst, repetitive damage leading to a severe traumatic brain injury such as a brain bleed.” Darragh O’Carroll added”.
According to the thesun Uk,the Irishman agreed, he could not keep up the pace with Mayweather as the 40yrs old notched his 50th straight win.
“He’s not that fast or powerful but boy he’s composed in there. I have to give him respect for the great career hes had.