We know that, but does Conor? I'm not sure he's aware of what the rules to boxing is, or how the match work at all. I dunno if you watched his post-fight presser, but he repeatedly complained about how he worked hard and used skill to get Floyd's back, then the ref separated them way too quickly before he had a chance to do much damage, and it was like he had just wasted all of that valuable energy. He's saying he thought he was allowed to take the standing-backmount and throw punches from there, and the ref wouldn't separate them, as long as he stayed active. I'm not certain he's aware of what a boxing match actually is.