Conor McGregor breaks his social media silence as he reflects on Floyd Mayweather loss

Conor McGregor has thanked his fans and coaching team and congratulatedFloyd Mayweather on his win in Saturday night's historic 'Money Fight' as he returned to social media this morning with a humble Instagram post.

The Irishman suffered a 10th-round TKO in his first proferessionalboxing match as 'Money' Mayweather extended his record to 50-0 - wrote a user of instagram thenotoriousmma.

McGregor's social media accounts went quiet following the loss but the Dubliner broke his silence with an Instagram post that saw him reflect on a whirlwind few days.

Just as he was in his post-fight interview after the bout , McGregor was gracious in defeat and congratulated Mayweather on his victory, while he also offered some insight into his training camp leading up to the fight.

The message reads:

"Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days. Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your

"Without yoursupportwe as fighters are nothing so I thank you all! Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners! I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and

"I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night. Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began with

"Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12.

"I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began witha loaded12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight.

"A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight. I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud ofeveryoneof my team for what wedonein the short time that we done it. 30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes.

"I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward. Another day another lesson!

"Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer.

"His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer.

"But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure.

"Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it! Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!"

Read also: Is McGregor irelands best athlete?

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