"The support out there was unbelievable," McGregor said at the evening's post-event press conference. "It was green walking out there. The place was green. Green flags, f---ing leprechauns jumping around. It was unbelievable."M
McGregor showed the Boston crowd some love right back with a crisp victory over Max Holloway.
"It feels like a loss to me, to be honest," McGregor said. "I wanted the finish. I felt the finish was there for me. I injured my knee midway through the second, and I just couldn't get it out of my head, but looking back I should have just pulled my knee from my leg and hit him with it.
"I don't come here for decisions. We are rewarded for finishes, and that’s what I'm looking for. I'm a finisher. Anything else to me, other than stealing the show? I planned on stealing the show, and it didn't happen for me. It feels like I'm dealing with a loss at the minute."
The UFC hasn't yet announced when McGregor will be back in the cage. However, the Irishman says his next appearance can't come soon enough.
"I mean what these guys have done from me, Dana giving me all this attention and putting this on me, these guys are making my dreams come true," McGregor said. "I'm forever grateful to these guys. That's why this is a loss to me.
"I come out to finish every time. Max is tough. I wanted to exchange with Max. I don't know. I'm blown away, but realistically let's get the next one in because I'm ready to whoop somebody real quick, yeah?"
UFC boss Dana White is a huge fan of McGregor, and he can't wait to see him back in the Octagon.
"I love that attitude," White said. "He's pissed off he didn't finish. Some guys will sit up here and go, 'Eh, well, I won.' No. He's pissed at himself that he didn't finish. Are you kidding me?
"Why am I promoting this kid? Why am I getting behind him? Because I love what he's about."