Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated mixed martial arts legend Connor McGregor via a technical knockout in the year’s most anticipated boxing match on Saturday (Aug. 26). Celebrities around the entertainment world reacted to the event, with many celebrating Money’s undefeated streak.
Diddy declared the Money Team boss “the best ever” before claiming that the referee was “racially profiling.” “They should have let him knock that chump down,” he exclaimed. “Let him knock him out next time. Can we see a motherfuckin’ knockout? Can we see somebody else on the ground besides us? Take that.”
— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) August 27, 2017
Congratulating “a true legend,” K. Michelle also offered commentary on the referee, who stopped the fight in the 10th round, as McGregor, a first time professional boxer, began to wobble in self-acknowledged fatigue. “The referee was the star of the night,” she said. “I’m going 2reach out to him!He was ride or die. Most of my friends just wanna be on TV or get a loan.”
Congrats to a true legend!
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) August 27, 2017
Mayweather’s return to the ring following a two-year retirement could have ended his longstanding undefeated streak. Instead, Money earned his 50th win with what he called the final bout of his career.
“UHYEEEEEAAAAAUH 50 & FUCKIN OHHH,” tweeted Chance the Rapper. “It’s a lot of Floyd can’t read jokes on my TL and I’m happy because it’s helping me identify you salty mfs. AAAAAAAHHHH U SALTY AAAAAH.”
UHYEEEEEAAAAAUH 50 & FUCKIN OHHH
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) August 27, 2017
It's a lot of Floyd can't read jokes on my TL and I'm happy because it's helping me identify you salty mfs. AAAAAAAHHHH U SALTY AAAAAH🤣
— Chance The Rapper Owbum 📅 (@chancetherapper) August 27, 2017
Others like Tory Lanez and Juicy J used this as an opportunity to explain why this solidifies Mayweather’s claims of being “the best ever.” “Safe to say we can all say Floyd is the greatest,” wrote Lanez. “I don’t wanna hear nun of That ‘he fight 4 points’ bullshit.”
Kevin Hart added: “Congrats on a amazing career @FloydMayweather ….The sport of boxing will miss you man. Nothing but love and respect for you man!!!”
Safe to say we can all say Floyd is the greatest . I don't wanna hear nun of That "he fight 4 points" bullshit .. nigga TKO
— Tory Lanez #SWAVEY (@torylanez) August 27, 2017
Congrats on a amazing career @FloydMayweather ….The sport of boxing will miss you man. Nothing but love and respect for you man!!!
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) August 27, 2017
See more reactions to Mayweather’s victory below.
I'm soooo proud of my bff @FloydMayweather!!! I wish I could be there!! My baby is a beast 😻😻😻💋💋💋❤️❤️❤️
— Lil' Kim (@LilKim) August 27, 2017
Just doubled my money
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) August 27, 2017