Skip says Conor McGregor was robbed of a chance to win by a Floyd-protecting, Floyd-loving referee

Skip Bayless thinks that Conor McGregor had a chance against Mayweather on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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- My final and biggest take away from what I saw on Saturday night was that early in the ninth round, Conor McGregor was robbed of a chance to win that fight by a Floyd-protecting, Floyd-loving referee named Robert Byrd.

MAN: Stop, Skip.

- And I will get to all that in a moment. But before I address all of your off-point, preposterous, delusional points-- trying to save face, and be a man.

MAN: [LAUGHS] My guy won!

- Let me congratulate Floyd Mayweather Jr. And Floyd Sr. Because I thought this was their greatest collaboration. I thought this was their greatest combined achievement of their combined careers. And I want to congratulate both Junior and Senior. Because they had a game plan. They stuck to it. It almost did them in. And Robert Byrd pulled them out of the fire.

But the point is, Floyd did something I thought he couldn't do. He came out of his comfort zone. He won attacking. He lowered his head and played fullback on Conor McGregor, and I never thought I would see the day that that would happen.

This was the most, by far, entertaining and impressive fight of Floyd's career-- of his career-- because this man was in big trouble early in the ninth round, and he pulled himself out of it with a little help from his friend Robert Byrd. But I do owe Floyd Sr. a suit, and I will send him a check.

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