Conor McGregor

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Conor McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist, born in 1988. He has primarily competed in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

4 Oct, 2018

Nurmagomedov leaves press conference before McGregor shows up

Press Conference

McGregor and Nurmagomedov appear separately at the final press conference in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday night’s fight. Nurmagomedov took the stage at the Park Theater at exactly 3pm for a scheduled news conference with McGregor and UFC president Dana White. Nurmagomedov:

It’s 3pm, this conference is beginning. I don’t need to wait for nobody…Fans is here, media is here, everybody is here… I don’t think about him. I have a schedule… I have to make weight. I have to worry about myself.

Nurmagomedov answered questions for 15 minutes before leaving. White stalled for 10 minutes before McGregor finally arrived to the theater at 3:25pm. He received a standing ovation from the crowd and handed White a bottle of his new signature whiskey. McGregor:

I did not plan this. I tried to get here. I’m only a couple minutes late… He doesn’t want to be around me. He is petrified…There will never be peace here. I always say you should aim for peace but if you can’t aim for peace, aim between the eyes. I’m gonna to aim right between that man’s eyes and this is never over. Never, ever, ever, over.

30 Sep, 2018

‘I fell out of love with the game for a bit’

Interview

With less than a week to go before McGregor’s big return to MMA against Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, McGregor talks about his displeasure with the UFC over how they stripped him of his belts:

I fell out of love with the game for a bit, went off on to my own thing… Had many things going on. Now I’m back. I’m hungry to compete…Making weight, handling the media obligations. And that’s it…I spent my entire life’s work to win those two UFC world titles…Then as soon as I win the second world title…the featherweight title was taken off of me and handed back to a man that I had a crazy history with….And then like, what, about a month, a month or two, the lightweight belt is stripped from me also…So these kind of things irritate me. Especially seeing what way it goes, who the belts are given to, who the people are that are challenging the belts… Many things irritate me in the game, and just watching it unfold, I just became more hungry to come back and show who the real king is.

20 Sep, 2018

McGregor vs Nurmagomedov UFC 229 press conference

Press Conference

McGregor and Nurmagomedov meet face-to-face at at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the first press conference for their UFC 229 fight. With little under than three weeks to go, McGregor yelled at Nurmagomedov, who remained calm and quiet for the duration of the press conference. McGregor spent much of the press conference animated and threatening Nurmagomedov.

I’m going to truly love putting a beating on this little glass-jaw rat…He’s fought absolutely nobody. He’s in over his head. I’m going to pick him apart and absolutely maul him. He’s dead man walking.

Nurmagomedov said he will do his talking in the cage:

He can talk whatever he wants. He’s going to talk, I know. [Oct. 6] is most important when they close the cage doors. [Oct. 6], what are you going to do? I’m going to maul you.

UFC 229 Press Conference: Khabib vs McGregor

28 Jul, 2018

Nurmagomedov: ‘I want to change his face’

Interview

Nurmagomedov says he is ready to fight McGregor.

I can’t belive we are going to  really want this guy. Make him humble. Tech him But not only smash, but change his face. Not only face, but also to change his mind too. Of course [it’s personal]…I am little happy he [got off] because if he go to jail how can I catch him?…I am relaxed. I know we are going to fight…If they say October: I am here, September: I am here.

Khabib Nurmagomedov's Plan For Conor McGregor: 'I Want To Change His Face'

30 Jun, 2018

Coach Roddy: I’d love to see McGregor-Khabib by end of year

Interview

Speaking at the opening of his new SBG Charlestown facility in Dublin, Ireland, coach Roddy talks about McGregor’s return and the potential of a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

There’s been no specific training. But it’s brewing nicely…It seems to be what the fans want, the fight the fans are looking for now. Conor loves to fight. Khabib is potentially the No. 1 contender. I see flaws in his game that we could capitalise on. Id’ love to see the fight happen before the end of the year…I don’t know how far along it is. I don’t know if there’s negotiations. But I can feel it in the air…[Conor] is always in the gym…Nerves affect some people, but Conor embraces it. He’ll go in there and it’ll be like he never left.

Owen Roddy Talks Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, ‘Emotional’ Ali Abdelaziz – MMA Fighting

12 Sep, 2017

Mayweather first TV interview since McGregor fight

Interview

Mayweather appears for his first television appearance since the fight with McGregor, on Steve Harvey’s new talk show. Harvey asks if Mayweather and McGregor have spoken at all since the fight.

No, we haven’t spoke since the fight. We had a beef and settled our beef. We had a beef. I feel like I was the better man. Like I told him, experience will play a major key. But I said on paper everything leans towards Conor McGregor. You know, he’s 28, I’m 40-years-old. But, being in the sport 21 years, I just feel like the wisdom that I have, the IQ is totally, totally different. Especially when it’s at the pinnacle…I knew that he was used to fighting 25 minutes. I said once we get him past 25 minutes, he’s a dead man walking. Dead man walking.

Floyd Mayweather talks Conor McGregor Fight on Steve Harvey Show – Full Interview 9/11/2017

2 Sep, 2017

Coach Roddy: ‘I was heartbroken’

Interview

Coach Roddy appears on The Late Late Show, to talk about how difficult it was for McGregor and the whole team when the fight didn’t go their way.

I was heartbroken. I don’t only work with Conor, Conor’s a good friend of mine. We’re training partners and sparring partners for many years, and then I took up the coaching role. When you see what somebody puts in — the amount of hours he puts in, the amount of sacrifices he makes and the team makes — when you see all of that, and you’re all working together for one moment, for that night, and it doesn’t go your way sometimes — it’s heartbreaking. I was very upset over the fight, because I know how bad he wants it, and I know how bad the team wanted it.”

The impact of McGregor's loss on his team | The Late Late Show | RTÉ One

27 Aug, 2017

McGregor-Mayweather post-fight press conference

Press Conference

McGregor and Mayweather appear at the post fight press conference. Mayweather introduces McGregor, who comes on stage wearing a Paisley-patterned suit, holding a glass of whiskey in one hand and the bottle in the other. Both fighters share a brief hug.

It was a good fight. Thought I’d smoked him in the early rounds. But I tell you what, you’re one composed individual…Three game changes in the fight. Much respect. You came with it. It was a hell of a fight. I would have liked to see the end of the tenth. I have this patch where I get fatigue…I get a little wobbly…that, I have to work on…You’ve got to take your hat off to Floyd. A hell of a career. Congratulations. It was a bit of fun! The referee did a great job. I thought he finished it a bit early, but I respect his decision.

Mayweather vs McGregor: Conor McGregor Post-fight Press Conference

McGregor’s post-fight interview

Interview

McGregor is interviewed by ESPN’s Brent Okamoto:

I’ve been watching highlights, trying to work out what’s what. I think I smoked him in the early rounds. I was pretty handy with him, but then he changed his style. He Put his hands up, came down low and put his forehead on his chest…He came forward. It threw me off. And he was composed on there…I felt like it was very close. I go through that wobbly stage, from fatigue. Let me go to the corner. Get down on a knee.

Conor McGregor's post-fight interview after losing to Floyd Mayweather | SportsCenter | ESPN

17 Aug, 2017

McGregor: I’ll break Mayweather inside four rounds

Interview

McGregor talks to O’Brien, with O’Brien referencing his appearance on the show two year’s before, where McGregor said he wanted to fight Mayweather for the first time.

COB: Conor, you first predicted this fight two years ago on this show. Let’s take a look…What if you were in the ring with Floyd Mayweather?

CMG: If your asking if I’d like to fight Floyd, who wouldn’t like to dance around the ring for $180 million? If we were to get it on, I would most certainly dismantle him.

In the present day:

CMG: There will be no dancing in there. I’m going to go straight forward, and put him away…inside four rounds!…

Responding to Mayweather saying he is going to go down on his face or his back:

I’m going down…down in the history books.

Conor McGregor Predicts He'll Break Floyd Mayweather Inside Four Rounds – CONAN on TBS

13 Aug, 2017

McGregor: Mayweather down in 2 rounds with 8oz gloves

Interview

McGregor says the switch to lighter gloves is to his advantage.

It’s backfired on him, I believe…I already agreed to it, but I put it in front of the public, and it must have dented his ego. That’s it. He tried to go ‘let’s do the eight ounces’. Now we’re going to do the eight ounces. Great, I usually fight in four so I don’t give a f***. I accepted these stipulations. No Mexican [gloves], no horsehair, no 10 ounce, all that. Eight ounce great. He’ll be asleep inside two [rounds]…[10 ounce in four]…I’m just trying to be humble. He’s gonna be down in the first. The only reason he may survive the first is because has ten seconds, and I can’t pounce in a mixed martial arts bout.

9 Aug, 2017

Mayweather: ‘This is for all the blacks around the world’

Interview

In an interview with ESPN, Mayweather says  he will not fight defensively, and will take the fight to McGregor, and that he didn’t like McGregor calling his team ‘monkeys’.

If you look like it on paper, it leads to Conor McGregor…This can’t be a defensive fight. I gotta go there. I have to go to him. I gotta do what I gotta do. I owe the public for the Pacquiao fight…I didn’t like when he called us monkeys. That was disrespectful. I didn’t like it…I just thought about all our different leaders, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, that went on the front line for me and my family and all of my loved ones. And this stuff still goes on. But I’m smart, strong and patient…This is for all the blacks around the world.

Floyd Mayweather "I'll Go After Conor" No Defense Wants KO! Angry at the Monkey Comment

8 Aug, 2017

Malignaggi: McGregor is a ‘scumbag’, ‘dirtbag’

Interview

On The MMA Hour, Malignaggi talks about his sparring experience with McGregor, admitting McGregor beat him in their first session.

It’s an uphill battle you’d always gonna be fighting. I just decided I gotta go.. No matter what happens in sparring — I could throw in a 10 or 12 hour beating, but he’s still gonna have photos take only for him..It’s a little bit frustrating…I really came in with the best of intentions…He got better from the first time to the second time but it’s still new to him so the increments he’s growing at are quite small. My reactions and timing started to come back so I got way better from the first one…It’s about ego, and I’m not an ass-kisser like the guys around him. It’s all about status, he’s a scumbag. It’s all about who kisses his ass better…I’ve met a few scumbags in my life but this guy is one of the biggest dirtbags I’ve ever met in my life, bar none. I don’t care if we never speak again. My life will be fine if I never see Conor McGregor again.

Paulie Malignaggi Details Conor McGregor Sparring Experience

7 Aug, 2017

Malignaggi: McGregor is weird and arrogant

Interview

Malignaggi continues to criticise McGregor, during an interview on Fox 5.

Only his photographers are allowed in the gym, so they’re gonna get pictures favorable to him. I don’t mind that…He knows, and I know that that wasn’t from a punch. He was actually frustrated from being getting beaten up that day, and that was actually a shovedown, a pushdown…I wouldn’t have went around saying I’d beat up McGregor, if I wasn’t forced to…He can definitely fight, he is an MMA champion. But as for boxing…he has to progress, and it’s not so easy to come along that fast…My problem with Conor is his arrogance. He’s arrogant to the point where he can’t make progress, he can’t learn. He doesn’t want to be told he’s doing something wrong…I’m not like Conor McGregor, even if I had knocked down Conor McGregor and had a picture of it, I wouldn’t have posted it on social media…He’s trying too hard to sell it…He took it a little personally, he’s a bit of a weird guy in in that way.

BEEF!!! Paulie Malignaggi rips into McGregor – "He's Weird & Arrogant"

22 Jul, 2017

Malignaggi: Eight rounds with McGregor was ‘good work’

Interview

Malignaggi talks about his eight-round sparring session with McGregor, which he describes as “good work”. Malignaggi says they were originally scheduled for six rounds, but ended up extending it to eight. He said both showboated at times, but he couldn’t guess whether McGregor will do so in the fight with Mayweather.

There was a lot of trash talking right away. A lot of fighting right away. At the end, you look back on it, it was kind of fun. I don’t have many people who can match my trash talk, but Conor definitely can. It was making it a lot of fun…To say a mixed martial artist is coming into boxing and wouldn’t be awkward is an understatement. He’s going to have his own style and set of things he does. He’s got a game plan. It’s not what people think…I’ll put it like this: He knows what he wants to do and he has a method of how he wants to get there. The mechanism of how he gets there may look, to the naked eye, ‘hmm, I don’t know about this.’ But there’s a method to his madness. He’s a thinker…He’s got some pop in the left hand, I can’t take that away from him. In boxing, especially against a guy like Floyd Mayweather, you need to devise a few more weapons, and I think that’s what Conor is working on. I think … coming into this situation already knowing Conor has a big left hand … you’re probably going to prepare for that left hand. Obviously, Conor is working on other things besides the left hand, so there can be that surprise element to it. … There’s going to be other things he needs to make you worry about, and that’s what’s being worked on in camp. He’s effective at what he’s doing.

Paulie Malignaggi Discusses Sparring with Conor McGregor & Trash Talk LOOKS BEAT UP!!!

14 Jul, 2017

Mayweather calls McGregor a ‘f-aggot’

Press Conference

Mayweather appears with McGregor at Wembley Arena in London, on the final stop of their world press tour. Unlike the previous venues, the stage is set up as a boxing ring, and has a short Q&A session at the end. After McGregor’s speech Mayweather talks, at one point trying, but failing, to enlist the crowds into singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to McGregor.

I’m a gorilla and I eat fighters like you…This is a quitter. I feel so good. I look so good. 21 years undefeated…This is a microwaved meal. I’m a home cooked meal…We gonna talk about this pussy. You punk. You faggot. You ho. [CMG: You’re dragging it out a bit mate. Sit down and shut the fuck up.]

McGregor: ‘I run boxing’

Press Conference

McGregor and Mayweather appear at Wembley Arena in London, on the final stop of their world press tour. Unlike the previous venues, the stage is set up as a boxing ring. Mayweather wears a tiger-print top with a set of diamond necklaces, while McGregor arrives to The Foggy Dew, wearing a blue suit:

We have six weeks left from the biggest fight in boxing history, and I’m 29 today. I’m in shock. I get to quadruple my net worth with half a fight…He was wearing high heels yesterday. You should have worn them on the first day you stupid baldy twat…

He then rubs Mayweather’s head and pretends to slap it.

This is my first time in a boxing ring…and in six weeks I run boxing. How the fuck did they let me roll up in here. They got greedy.  This is my boxing ring. I am boxing.

In the Q&A McGregor is asked about his motivation:

They try and mock me. It motivates me to keep going. To conquer the unconquerable. Four years ago I was fighting in front of 500 people. Now I’m here, about to smoke this fool, and if that doesn’t show you what’s possible, I don’t know what does.

Conor McGregor Slaps Floyd Mayweather's Peanut Head at London Press Conference

13 Jul, 2017

Mayweather: McGregor’s my ho and Dana White’s his pimp

Press Conference

McGregor and Mayweather appear together on the third date of their world press tour at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  After McGregor speaks, Mayweather starts with his Hard Work chant.

I don’t just smell victory. Do you know what I smell? I smell a bitch. This bitch didn’t quit once. This bitch didn’t quite twice. This bitch quite three times.

He then brings out a bag and starts throwing money across the stage. [CMG: They’re all ones!]

This ain’t shit but a circus clown. And a pussy. I ain’t never quit.

When McGregor says, ‘Take them high heels off’ there appears to be a scuffle between members of both teams.

He’s the con artist. Real fighters don’t quit…This is my ho and I threw one dollar bills on this bitch…Dana White’s pimpin’ this bitch.

McGregor: Do they not know I’m half black?

Press Conference

McGregor and Mayweather appear together on the third date of their world press tour at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. McGregor enters to The Foggy Dew, wearing sunglasses, with no shirt and patterned trousers, under a white fur coat. He starts his speech with:

50 cents a bitch. You and 50 are two fake money bitches. He’s bankrupt and you soon will be.

He then gives Mayweather a copy of Jay-Z’s 4:44 and says Mayweather should follow his example in building an empire. Then McGregor addresses those who have said his comments are racist.

Let’s address the race. A lot of the media seem to be saying I’m against black people. That’s absolutely f-cking ridiculous. Do they not know I’m half black? I’m half black from the bellybutton down.

He then talks about the coat:

The coat’s Polar Bear. I’m a cold c-nt. Someone come up here and stop me walking around this place like I own it. I don’t give a f-ck how hot it is outside, I’m wearing this shit.

12 Jul, 2017

McGregor, Mayweather trade insults at Toronto Press Tour show

Press Conference

Appearing at Budweiser Stage, Toronto, on the second date of their World Press Tour, McGregor takes to the stage first, wearing a tailored light blue suit. Mayweather follows wearing a black TMT Canada flag T-shirt. After a brief face-off the two fighters are supposed to take their seats, but they keep shouting at each other. When it is time for his speech McGregor hits the microphone and leads the crowd to chant ‘Fuck the Mayweathers!’

He won’t do shit. Do f-ckin’ nothing. Fuck Showtime too. [To Showtime Sports CEO, Stephen Espinoza] You little Weasel. You’re a f-cking bitch…When Floyd was 28 he was on Oscar De la Hoya’s undercard. Floyd is an old, weak bitch. 50 strippers on the payroll this man has. What’s he doing with that strip club? Shout out to all the stripper bitches on the payroll. At least Rob Kardashian only had one; he has 50.

A word to all the pundit pussies. You’re f-cking crazy if you think this man has a chance. His head is too small. I’ll bounce his head off the canvas and dribble that shit. he’s never fought a day in his life, he’s a runner. He’s boxings biggest bitch.

What the f-ck is he wearing? He looks like a little breakdancer. 12-year-old. He’s 40! You’re 40 years of age. What are you doing carrying a schoolbag on stage? You can’t even read.

Mayweather starts with his Hard Work chant.

One thing we do know. The f-cking fans can’t fight for you…We’re not talking about being at the top for 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years. Motherf-cker, 21 years. I can’t read but I make money. [CMG: You owe money]

Then he opens his backpack.

We gonna show you what the boss looks like. If you believe in yourself what you say you do bet your whole fight check you bitch. [CMG: No f-cking problem. Send the fu-cking contract…You know I like you [CMG: You love me]. And you all got the f-cking nerve to believe in a fighter who’s a quitter. I don’t quit. I don’t fold under pressure. I’m the best, and I know I’m the best.

Mayweather takes an Irish flag from a fan and walks around in it, prompting McGregor to grab the backpack.

There’s only about five grand in here!

Mayweather gives the flag to McGregor, who throws it at him. They then face off for a minute before leaving the stage.

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Toronto Press Conference | Sat., Aug. 26 on SHOWTIME PPV

McGregor: I’m building an empire

Interview

Talking after the press conference, McGregor talks about Mayweather’s tax troubles:

I believe he has to take this fight. He’s in a very dire financial situation. But, I’m still trying to learn this tax game as well. I’m only new money… Just have the checks ready and I’m gonna steam through your boy, take the bread and take off his whole game.

On his rapid success:

I’m grateful that this is my life. Building up this empire, and I’m still only 28. When Floyd was 28, he was nowhere near this level. I’m just a happy, hardworking young man, enjoying life.

And about his suit and new clothing line:

I love fashion. Fashion is very similar to fighting — it’s all about the small details.

CONOR MCGREGOR REVEALS PAULIE MALIGNAGGI'S REAL PURPOSE IN CAMP? SENDS MESSAGE FOR MAYWEATHER

11 Jul, 2017

Mayweather: ‘You will go out on your face or your back’

Press Conference

After meeting McGregor for the first time onstage at the Staples Center, Mayweather gives his speech:

Hard work! Hard work! I still got it…21 is the number, and they say, ‘Why is 21 a number?’ ‘Cos that’s how long I’ve been kickin’ ass. I don’t give a f-ck if it’s the ring. I don’t care if it’s an octagon. Put me there and I’ll be kicking ass. You put ’em up and I’m gonna knock ’em down like bowling pins.

Mayweather then opens a backpack and pulls out $100 million check.

Let’s we show you motherf-ckers what a $100m fighter looks like. [CMG: That’s for the taxman] You’re right I’m from the IRS and I’m gonna tax your ass…We knew I was the A-side that’s why this bitch has to come to the boxing ring. He look good for a seven figure fighter. I’m a nine-figure fighter.

We talking about from the 90s to now. We talking about World Champion 18 years. And you know what? If you want eight-ounce gloves on, you put four-ounce gloves on. Don’t fool the public. And we know Mr Tap-Out like to quit. And you will wave that white flag. I guarantee you go out on your face or on your back.

You can do whatever you want to do. But God don’t make mistakes. And God only made one thing perfect, and that’s my boxing record.

McGregor: ‘I don’t fear him’

Press Conference

After meeting Mayweather for the first time onstage at the Staples Center, McGregor gives a speech:

Baby we did it! I couldn’t hear anything them motherf-ckers said. I’m absolutely honored to be here with the fans. Somebody’s oh has got to go. He’s in a f-cking track suit. He can’t even afford a suit any more. The Rolls is a 2012 outside. He is f-cked. There’s no other way about it. His little legs, his little core. I’m gonna knock him out inside four rounds…I’m a young happy, content, man that has worked extremely hard for this. I can do what the f-ck I want up here. I’m just enjoying myself. The movement, the power. He’s not experienced this. I don’t fear him. I don’t fear his limited set of fighting rules. This is half a fight, a quarter of a fight. if this was a true fight this would only take one round.

I’ve got my own line of suits coming out. If you zoom in you’ll see it says ‘f-ck you’ on the pinstripes.

[My son] is the perfect inspiration for me to do this. What more motivation can you need? No-one’s done this before. Let’s get this world tour started. Let’s have fun.

White: Trump will be watching fight

Interview

Post press conference, White says unlikely President Trump will attend the fight, but he will be watching:

They called me yesterday and I don’t think they’re gonna come, but they’ll be watching… [President Trump] feels he’ll ruin the event if he shows up. The Secret Service is going to have to have to go through the place. They have to shut down streets and create crazy traffic.

Dana White on DONALD TRUMP Coming to Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

2 Jul, 2017

Khan: Mayweather will ‘walk through’ McGregor

Interview

In a preview of an upcoming interview with King. Khan says Mayweather will easily beat McGregor.

McGregor’s never had a boxing fight as a professional. That’s his first fight. He’s up against someone who is unbeaten in 49 fights…Being a boxing fight, it’s gonna be all Floyd. He’s gonna walk through him. He’s gonna make him miss…it’s gonna be a walk in the park for him.

Amir Khan: Mayweather will "walk right through" McGregor | Larry King Now | Ora.TV

1 Jul, 2017

Malignaggi: Mayweather will fight McGregor ‘very aggressively’

Interview

Malignaggi says that he will will be part of the US leg of his training.

I was a little bit surprised, but at the same time it’s something exciting. You don’t have to make the wait. It’s cool…I look forward to having a healthy training camp with Conor. I was contacted for sparring…probably a little bit of my boxing knowledge, tactical knowledge… I have a speed boxing style. I was more of a speedster. While it’s almost impossible to mimic [Mayweather’s] style, you spar with guys who have fast hands and get used to the speed. They were looking for guys with speed and that counterpunching fast style.

He also talks about Mayweather;s strategy.

The trick to Mayweather is…Mayweather will adjust to you..If you come in with some sort of success in the early rounds. You have to be prepared to be able to be like Bruce Lee, to be ‘like water’ and to adjust. Because Mayweather will adjust and give you that right back…I don’t think Conor will have enough time to have a distinct game plan. He will have to figure out these three or four key weapons in his arsenal to use them, disguise them in various ways, to use them against Mayweather…Conor is best at range, so if he tries to become a rugged physical fighter, how much is it going to work? But does McGregor even know enough to hide the dirty stuff? Conor has good speed and good timing, he has to work on variations…If I had to predict to you…I think Floyd will fight this fight very aggressively. There’s a mean streak in Floyd. He may start taking it to him and getting aggresive.

Paulie Malignaggi: I Expect Mayweather To Fight McGregor 'Very Aggressively'

28 Jun, 2017

Woodley: Mayweather said ‘Conor’s gonna be pissed when he finds out how much money I’m making’

Interview

Woodley talks about spending time with Mayweather at the Maxim 100 party, where Mayweather praised him as ‘the best fighter in the UFC’.

We were just talking about the fight with him and Conor. We did a video. And I said, ‘Conor’s gonna loooove me after this video!’…He sees what I’m doing. He said to me, ‘I’ve been watching your highlights, you got crazy hands, you knocking people out, I can show you one or two thing; how you can never get hit again in the Octagon’…Floyd is really down to earth. The thing I notice about him is that he is in a setting like that, he’s trying to make sure every person is ok…I haven’t really hung out about Conor McGregor…Tell me? My ‘UFC brother’ has he hung around with me…I’m not saying I’m going against boxing versus UFC. I respect Conor, he’s the boss. He made a crazy move. He’s gonna get paid. I respect him, but that don’t mean he’s gonna be coming to my kid’s birthday party.

When asked if Mayweather said who would win the fight:

He said. ‘Conor’s gonna be pissed when he finds out how much money I’m making.’

15 Jun, 2017

Mayweather vs. McGregor conference call

Press Conference

White and Mayweather’s management team talk to journalists on a conference call. White says that McGregor will face a legal penalty if he uses MMA techniques in the ring. He also says that the financial details are confidential. White:

McGregor told me today: The McGregor clan has been taking over villages for 300 years and the Mayweather village is next.

Mayweather vs. McGregor Conference Call

13 Jun, 2017

Jeff Mayweather: Floyd is ‘getting ready for something’

Interview

Hee interviews Jeff Mayweather and Kevin Newman about the date, the venue, the weight, and Floyd’s training for the fight with McGregor. Jeff:

Well I don’t know anything. But Floyd is training, so he’s getting ready for something…Now he’s working consistently. Normally he wouldn’t do that unless he’s getting ready for something…To be honest, any time Floyd fights it’s gonna be huge…I’ve heard [they will fight at] 150. Floyd will be comfortable at any weight…It’s a boxing match, it’s not an MMA match, so it doesn’t matter what Conor brings. He’s got two hands just like Floyd.

JEFF MAYWEATHER, KEVIN NEWMAN: FLOYD’S TRAINING FOR CONOR AUG 26 AT MGM; WEIGHT CLASS, TRAINER

6 May, 2017

Mayweather: ‘We are ready to go’

Interview

Mayweather is interviewed on Fox Live.

The only thing I do is have patience. No-one thought the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight would happen, but I had patience. Do I believe the fight is going to happen. I really don’t know when, as of right now. But me and my side…we are ready to go. They sign on the dotted line, and [we start] at training camp…’Ready to go’ is when they sign…The hold up is that Conor McGregor has a baby that’s due. After the baby is due we can go from there…[Regarding money] you have to work your way to become the A-side. In the UFC, he is the A-side. This is Mayweather Promotions working with the UFC. We are the A-side because of the numbers, because of the PPV numbers. His largest guarantee was only $3 million, no more than $5 million.

*New May 2017* Floyd Mayweather Interview | McGregor v Mayweather

24 Apr, 2017

White: McGregor ‘will hit’ Mayweather

Interview

Appearing with Snoop Dogg, White says McGregor can beat Mayweather.

At the end of the day it’s a fight. Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old; Conor McGregor is 27. Conor’s a big dude. Floyd has trouble with southpaws; Conor McGregor is a southpaw. And Conor McGregor hits like a truck. When he hits you, you know it. So, in no way, shape or form am I saying Conor McGregor wins this fight. I don’t know. But it’s more interesting than people think it is. … I promise you Conor McGregor will hit him. When they fight (Mayweather) will get hit, and it will be interesting to see what happens.

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15 Apr, 2017

Johnson wants McGregor money fight

Press Conference

At the post fight press conference Johnson jokes about his preferred next match up, and talks about money fights in UFC.

[My next fight] would be Chael Sonnen, because he’d sell the hell out of that pay-per-view. You said pick a name and I did — there you go…Nowadays, everybody’s talking about big-money fights, right? … I am not afraid of one man in this whole UFC Octagon roster. I truly don’t care. What’s going to happen to me? I lose? I get knocked out? A lot of people are coming … ‘Ooh, fight him, he’s scared’ … I’m like, ‘Dude. I will f-cking fight Conor McGregor for the biggest payday of my life. If I got knocked out, perfect. Thanks, Conor. You weigh 170 pounds, but guess what? I’m going to be laughing all the way to the bank. But if you ask me who would I like to fight, and I know I’m going to make the most money, I’ll fight Conor McGregor.

UFC Fight Night Kansas City: Post-fight Press Conference

12 Apr, 2017

Aldo follows McGregor’s trash-talking style

Press Conference

At a press conference for his upcoming fight against Holloway in UFC 212, Aldo says he is now willing to trash talk his opponents.

I think that this rivalry [with Holloway] is great because it sells more and gives us money. We’re going through a new generation now that is completely different than when I started in the sport. When I started, athletes fought for honor, respect, philosophy. Today, it’s not a real fighter. It’s this joke. If you don’t talk, you fight for nothing, you’ll be left behind…Rankings mean nothing, you have to talk trash. What drives this [sport] today is money, and that’s super normal to me now. I made a lot of money [against McGregor], and I’m thinking about it now. I think about continuing being champion and having my honor and respect, but it’s not worth being the good guy anymore.

15 Mar, 2017

Conlan: ‘I would love to carry the tricolour’ for McGregor against Mayweather

Interview

In an interview Conlan talks about his upcoming fight in New York, and McGregor.

Irish fans are the best fans in the world. I’m getting 200 people coming from Ireland, more maybe. That’s just a rough estimate. I’m very, very grateful and honored to have them out here…I’ve known Conor since 2015. Ireland’s a small country: there’s eight million people in New York, and four million in Ireland so it’s a small place and we stick together…We talked and we started to grow our friendship. After the Diaz loss he got me to get him sparring partners for him…Our relationship has grown and grown…It’s an honour for me to have him [carry the tricolour for me], and an honour for him, having the hopes of the nation on both our shoulders…I would love to [carry the tricolour for him when he fights Mayweather]…Floyd’s the greatest fighter that there’s ever been. So it’s almost an impossible task for Conor. But anything can happen in boxing.

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15 Feb, 2017

GQ interview: Trump protesters should work on their own situations

Interview

In an interview with GQ, McGregor talks about reactions to Trump’s presidency.

People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it. I was in New York when all of that was going down, the protests in New York with the Trump thing. It’s like, ‘Trump, out!’ When Obama came in, what happened to you?..Everybody’s just pointing at [Tump], and I don’t know. Rather than putting your energy into pointing the finger at somebody else, figure out what it is you need to do and do it, and do it right, and get it done, and get your situation right. And if a person does that, then their life will get better. Standing on a f-cking picket…I don’t know.

GQ interview: My fist is bigger than Mayweather’s head

Interview

In an interview with GQ, McGregor talks about Mayweather.

You use the term ‘fighting’ differently, because he’s not been fighting for 40 years. He’s been boxing for 40 years. There’s a big difference between boxing and fighting. Boxing is limited fighting with a specific rule set. Fighting is true, where you can do anything.“Yeah, of course we are [talking about his rule set]. We’re talking about boxing. That’s it. But again, age waits for no man. He’s 40 years of age. He’s a little…he’s got a little head on him. Honestly, my fist is bigger than his head. I sleep people. I put people unconscious. I’m stating facts. If I hit that man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers. You understand that? If I crack that little head of his, it’s gonna go clean off his shoulders and up into the bleachers.

GQ interview: Confidence comes from ‘my big ball sack’

Interview

In an interview with GQ, McGregor talks about his fighting style.

No one’s work is clean like my work. My shots are clean. My shots are precise. Look at Nate. Nate was 200 pounds. When I hit him down, it was exactly like if a sniper took aim at someone in between their eyeballs and let the thing rip. The way he dropped, it was like a sack of shit. So that’s a power I have…It’s all in the nutsack. It’s all in the ball sack. I just have confidence that comes from my big ball sack, and I know when I smack you, you’re going down. And that’s it.

7 Feb, 2017

Faber: McGregor was right about Dillashaw

Interview

Speaking on The Alpha Male Podcast, Faber and other guests receive a phone call from someone pretending to be Dillashaw, which appears to irritate Faber, who talks about McGregor’s near fight with Garbrant, who had defended Dillashaw at the time.

Conor and I, we’d have a good banter back and forth. But we would have conversations, actual conversations all the time. So we’re standing in the gateway to go out to the fights, and that’s where they’d always put us together. He’s like ‘congratulations, we all watched T.J’s fight at the house, he’s so entertaining’. And then Dwayne does this interview saying no one on Team Alpha Male wants to be a champion, the only one who wants to be a champion is T.J. Dillashaw. So Conor — who understands about loyalty and things like that — goes ‘what’s up with Dwayne?’ … he got that little inkling that it was a sore subject and he just [rip at it]. So when T.J. got there, [McGregor] was all prepared just to needle him. Conor saw that little inkling and just ripped at it, and happened to be right.

Urijah Faber calls TJ Dillashaw a snake & he confirms that Cody Garbrandt KO'd TJ in training

12 Jan, 2017

Mayweather: McGregor dodging fight

Interview

Mayweather claims McGregor is dodging the fight.

I’m not just the face of boxing. I’m the face of MMA. I support all fighters. They go through a lot to get to a certain level…Conor McGregor, I want to tell everybody this, right now; does he really wanna fight? Absolutely not. I’m trying to see if he really wanna fight but we can’t make the fight happen because he’s not his own boss. And I want to world to know this, just two fights ago he was just (tap, tap) tapping out. He was just (tap, tap) quitting. A lot of fighters, legendary fighters, fighters of today, MMA fighters, they call me and say, Floyd do what’s right. Call me what you want to call me but I’m not a quitter. I thought he lost [against Nate Diaz]. If Conor McGregor is kinda stealing the Floyd Mayweather blueprint, the bars with the cars, the jazzy dressing…I mean I can’t knock him. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do. Every fighter piggybacks off of the Mayweather name. I don’t even know him. I seen him (tap, tap) tap out…I’m an old man now I and I’m smart. And the best business move for me is Conor McGregor.

MAYWEATHER ADMITS MCGREGOR IS "BEST BUSINESS MOVE" TO FIGHT; INSISTS HE'S STEALING HIS BLUEPRINT

7 Jan, 2017

McGregor-Diaz trade insults in pre-UFC 196 video

Interview

McGregor and Diaz trade insults in a newly released interview that was broadcast before UFC 196. Talking about the square-off:

CmG: Nothing, this is just the fight business. He’s lucky he didn’t get his face broke.
ND: You’re lucky you didn’t get choked out with that silly-ass suit mother-f-cker.
CmG: Shut your mouth. Come face-to-face. Come eye-to-eye.
ND: Whatever.
CmG: Putting that first in my face. Afraid to come face-to-face.
ND: Whatever. You’re afraid
CmG: You’ll be left holding that cheek.
ND: Don’t get scared.

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5 Dec, 2016

UTV interview

Interview

fi-utv-interviewMcGregor is interviewed by UTV about his future plans.

I’m always looking to challenge myself. We’ve received the boxing licence, there are opportunities in the works and we’ll see where it goes…I’m training and preparing. For fatherhood, but also for what’s next. I’m preparing for … who else wants me. What else is next. So we’ll see. Right now, I’m a two-weight world champion. Whatever happens after that, we’ll see.

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