Conor McGregor’s boast is sort of as superb because the structure of Las Vegas … it is so stuffed with it you nearly imagine what he says
CONOR McGREGORS boast is as fantastic as the architecture of Las Vegas.
Want the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Giza Pyramids on the same street in the Mojave Desert? You have it.
Conor McGregor seems to have an even bigger boast now that he’s in Las Vegas
Las Vegas faces a farce, or one of the greatest shocks in the history of the sport, when Conor McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather
You want to believe that a man who has never competed in a professional boxing match is going to beat a five-weight world champion who wants to set a 50-0 record?
Well this is the city for you. A city with 200,000 fruit machines. Here too they have long chances.
McGregor, a 29-year-old Dubliner with a mouth as wide as the Irish Sea, is at home in this gorgeous adult theme park.
And he’s so full of it you almost think he believes what he says.
After all, the global superstar of the UFC mixed martial arts franchise was already on an amazing journey.
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Conor McGregor insists he can beat Floyd Mayweather and overthrow other iconsPhoto credit: Reuters
Floyd Mayweather is considered to be the greatest defensive boxer of all timeImage Credit: AFP – Getty
McGregor tells us he’s confident he’ll take down the flawless Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night.
Then the ringmaster of that circus would become the master of every conceivable ring from the UFC Octagon to the Marquis of Queensberry’s Square.
McGregor was asked if he would like to fight other boxing big names after Mayweather and was informed that Mexican promoter Oscar De La Hoya was talking about a fight with Canelo Alvarez.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will be trading leather in their billion dollar battle this SaturdayImage credit: Sportsfile
McGregor said: “After Saturday I will be the real king of both sports. I am already the king of the fight and I will be the king of boxing too.
“I can choose who I fight where and according to which rules – I am open to both.
“I can fuck this fool on Saturday and make my OWN ring, not a boxing ring, not an octagon, I’ll create my own – a brand new hybrid – maybe a ‘ringtone’.”
But isn’t Mayweather the greatest defensive boxer of all time? A man who owns a private jet, a fleet of sports cars, and has a rock on his little finger that is worth more money than most men will make a lifetime of it all for his ability NOT to be hit.
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How can a man who has never boxed professionally succeed when Manny Pacquiao, De La Hoya, Alvarez, Ricky Hatton and many other elite boxers have failed? Part of the reason this fight is expected to generate record sales of five million pay-per-view sales is because no one knows how a fighter will box without bans.
But the Irishman promises that he will struggle with the same lack of subtlety as he speaks – like a bull in a china shop from the opening bell.
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McGregor grumbled, “I don’t give a shit about Mayweather’s defense, I don’t give a shit about his offense, I don’t give a shit about his record, a fight is a fight – I’ve watched boxers come up to him and I know full well how I’m going to get him out.
“I’m not worried about how to start. I’m going to start extremely quickly and break it. I think I’ll take him out in a round or two. I don’t see him survive. “
Conor McGregor boasted more extravagant than ever for the big nightPhoto credit: Reuters
McGregor tends to win most of his UFC fights standing up rather than competing on deck, and he’s certainly in possession of a left sledgehammer.
He was asked if he was more comfortable as a boxer than as an all-in fighter. Predictably, McGregor wasn’t tempted to answer modestly.
He said, “I’m also a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am also a master at clinching. I’ve clinched men with elbows to the temple, I have many options and many skills. I am a free fighter.
Conor McGregor says he loves every fight and is sure that he will beat Floyd MayweatherPhoto credit: Reuters
“I feel good about boxing, I prepare for a boxing match, I use the systems for it.
“But I look forward to slapping my foot off my cheek and returning to my kicking game, wrestling, clinching, jiu jitsu – the fighting is inside of me and I enjoy every fight.”
McGregor says he was motivated by Mayweather’s disapproval of the UFC.
He added, “That woke me up. I was a kid listening to him talk about a sport I had dedicated all my life to.
“That was when he first came across my radar. I thought I was going to climb in with him, I was going to get this fight, and it turned out he was the one who came to me so that was perfect. “
And as for Mayweather’s claims that McGregor couldn’t reach the 11th super welterweight limit, the Irishman insists, “He doesn’t know – keep him praying. Soon he will be praying to the new god of boxing. “
Conor McGregor adds to the hype with some cheeky claimsImage Credit: Sportsfile – Subscription
With that he was gone and so we made our way into the sun, the Empire State Building on our left and a fairytale castle straight ahead.
If McGregor can do it anywhere, he can do it in Vegas. Only as long as he manages to overcome his shyness.
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