The UFC Superstar Doesn’t Hold Back When Asked About Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor wasn’t even fighting at Madison Square Garden Friday night, but his presence stole the show. He walked out to the ring with Olympic silver medalist Michael Conlan, who was making his pro debut on St. Patrick’s Day, in the small room at MSG.
McGregor, who is eyeing a fight with Floyd Mayweather, took advantage of reporters being around him to let everyone know that they shouldn’t doubt him. Mayweather (49-0) is heavily favored over the biggest star in MMA, coming in at -2250, while McGregor is listed at +950.
“I’m the boxing guy, watch me take over boxing,” McGregor states. “No one in this boxing game knows what’s coming, trust me on that one. When I step in (the boxing ring), I’m going to shock the whole goddamn world. Trust me on that. Look me in the eyes – 28 years of age.”
The video of McGregor talking about the fight can be seen below via the YouTube page of Fight Hub TV.
McGregor may not be a boxer, but he loves to stand and trade inside the octogan. He rarely looks to take the fight to the ground, preferring to stand with his opponents, looking to land his left hand, which has knocked many of his opponents out.
“Confident as a (expletive). Long, rangy. Dangerous with every hand. Trust me. I’m going to stop Floyd. You’re all going to eat your words. The whole world is going to eat their words. I am boxing.”
UFC President Dana White went on “Conan” last week and was asked if he thought the fight between McGregor and Mayweather. Dana said he believes there’s too much money to be made for it not to happen. The interview can be viewed below, via the Team Coco YouTube page.
McGregor was sitting ringside to support Conlan, shouting instructions to him throughout the fight. Video of McGregor ringside can be seen below from the YouTube page of iFL TV.
McGregor had all eyes on him Friday night when he wasn’t even fighting. The next time we see him getting this close to a boxing ring, he may step inside the ring to compete against one of the greatest boxers ever.