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Robert Hynes

Video shows Conor McGregor being hit with beer at Katie Taylor v Chantelle Cameron fight

Conor McGregor was hit with a beer as he watched Katie Taylor suffer her first professional defeat earlier this month.

The UFC star was ringside to watch the Bray native move up in weight to challenge Chantelle Cameron for the English fighter's super-lightweight titles at the 3Arena in Dublin.

But the night didn't go to plan for the Irish fans in attendance as Cameron successfully defended her belts and took her record to 18-0.

READ MORE: Katie Taylor v Chantelle Cameron rematch update as Bray fighter eyes another Dublin show

And the evening went from bad to worse for McGregor as he was hit by a beer thrown from the crowd as Cameron was announced as the winner.

Cameron defeated Taylor by majority decision to successfully defend her undisputed light-welterweight crown.

A closely fought contest between the two unbeaten fighters was taken to the last bell where Cameron’s hand was raised as Taylor suffered her first career defeat in professional boxing.

But the 2012 Olympic gold medallist has since insisted she is not thinking of retirement and is eager to face the Northampton fighter again later this year.

She told RTE: “I don’t even know what retirement means. I definitely don’t feel like it’s time for me to retire.

(Mark Robinson Photography/Matchroom)

“It will happen one day in the future, but now my sights are set on securing a rematch with Chantelle. That’s the only fight that matters to me now. I think we’re looking at a November date.

“I haven’t looked back on the fight yet. I think the right person won. I have to take the loss and move on from it. I’m just excited to get back to America to start training again for the rematch.

“I will learn from this. I definitely didn’t feel myself in there. I did feel very, very tired straight away. I’ll just have to go back to the drawing board.

“I’m definitely not going to end my career like that.”


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