- Conor McGregor personally offered some advice to Ryan Garcia following his KO loss to Gervonta Davis
- “The Notorious” also told “King Ry” that rehydration clauses shouldn’t be included in the possible rematch
UFC superstar Conor McGregor was at the T-Mobile Arena to witness the catchweight showdown between lightweight boxing sensations Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. Davis took Garcia out within seven rounds and was declared the winner via KO. After the fight, McGregor rushed to Garcia’s locker room to console “King Ry” and offer some advice.
A rematch should happen
McGregor failed to secure the victory during his lone pro boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in 2017, but he still imparted some words of encouragement to Garcia.
The former UFC two-division champ also told Garcia to run it back but this time without a “rehydration clause.”
“He’s 1-0 on you. You’re the two biggest names in the division, I wanna see it again. I wanna see it again now and I wanna see it with no rehydration clause. All the respect in the world to you, you’re the future,” McGregor told Garcia in the video.
‼️ Conor McGregor giving support to Ryan Garcia in his dressing room after the Gervonta Davis defeat: "I wanna see it again, and I wanna see it with no rehydration clause."
[🎥 @RyanGarcia] pic.twitter.com/OtBlehNBjM
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 23, 2023
Ryan wants it too
Sharing his brief encounter with McGregor on his Instagram, Garcia acknowledged the support of “The Notorious.” He also expressed his desire to rematch Davis at 140 pounds and without any rehydration clause.
“All good he’s up on me! I went thru fire for this fight,” Garcia wrote. “I’m going to come back stronger!! Rack up a couple more wins to run this back! Hopefully we can do it at 140 no clauses! Great Job to gervonta great fight and fighter!!!”
The devastating loss to Davis saw Garcia’s unbeaten record coming to an end. His pro record now stands at 23-1 with 19 wins coming by way of KO/TKO. On the other hand, “Tank” remained undefeated and now has a pro record of 29-0, 27 of which came by way of KO/TKO.
Prior to Davis, Garcia has been impressive and was coming off a KO win over Javier Fortuna. Davis, meanwhile, successfully defended his WBA lightweight strap by stopping Hector Luis Garcia earlier this year.
As for McGregor, he is also set to make his long-awaited UFC return. The Irish MMA legend will be taking on Michael Chandler in the season finale of The Ultimate Fighter Season 31.