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Conor McGregor, right, speaks during news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. Dana White is on the left. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Dana White, president of the UFC, told reporters he's "so proud" of Conor McGregor after the 29-year-old Irish star of the Octagon lasted 10 rounds against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday. 

White's comments were relayed on the official UFC Twitter account after McGregor lost by technical knockout on his professional boxing debut when the bout was stopped in the 10th:

          

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