Is it possible a brain injury could’ve slowed down Conor Mcgregor during his fight with Mayweather?
According to a former ringside physician, Dr. Darragh O’Carroll, referee Robert Boyd should be praised for stopping the fight when he did because if not, things could’ve been worse,
Byrd’s calculation to call a stoppage was likely not based on signs of fatigue, but rather signs of traumatic brain injury. Ataxia, or dizziness and loss of balance, is one of the hallmarks of concussion, a type of mild traumatic brain injury. Fatigue may cause sluggish and slow movements, but does not cause the imbalance and poor coordination exhibited by McGregor in the 10th round. Being wobbly, in the setting of pugilistic trauma, will always be treated as the result of head trauma and not as fatigue. To let a fighter continue on would be grossly negligent.
Is that why we saw McGregor visibly out of it? Or was it fatigue of fighting longer than his goal of 4 rounds? Either way, McGregor couldn’t have been too traumatized being that he was chilling at the pool the next day. Hopefully, he’s fully checked out and doing well.
Hopefully, he’s fully checked out and doing well.