Billy Joe Saunders is the latest to dive on the 'Conor McGregor tapped early' pile-on 5 years ago

Billy Joe Saunders is the latest to dive on the 'Conor McGregor tapped early' pile-on

Matt Serra commenting on submissions is one thing but for boxers to discuss what mixed martial artists should do when in a choke hold, well that just seems odd.

Billy Joe Saunders is the latest member of the anti-Notorious brigade to criticise the fact that Conor McGregor tapped out of the rear naked choke applied by Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

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BJJ black belt Matt Serra said McGregor shouldn't have tapped at all. Top UFC lightweight Eddie Alvarez believes the Irishman "kind of quit on himself."

Nate Diaz in action against Conor McGregor 5/3/2016

And now even boxers are throwing their two cents in.

Saunders, who many will remember from his rivalry with Limerick middleweight Andy Lee which came to a head in December, told BoxingScene.com that he felt McGregor tapped out too quickly and that he could last longer in a choke.

Billy Joe Saunders 19/12/2015

"Notorious? He tapped out in three seconds! I think he tapped out a bit too easy," Saunders said.

"I’ve been choked out for longer down the pub!"

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Saunders isn't the only member of the boxing community to ridicule McGregor since the March 5 fight as Tyson Fury has also been very vocal in his condemnation of the Dubliner.

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