After arriving late yesterday to his open workout at the UFC Performance Institute, UFC Champion Conor McGregor showcased his developing boxing skills while utilizing his gift of gab.
“I am here to win. I’m preparing to win. And win in devastating fashion,” McGregor said to reporters yesterday in Nevada. When asked if this is just a money grab for the Irish born fighter, McGregor claimed, “That’s where we’re at. I don’t care about the money. I don’t care about any of that.”
McGregor seemed assured of his ability to attain and retain wealth,
“It gets to a point where the money is just up here,” McGregor added while moving his hands like a money-counting machine. “It’s always up there. I’m at that stage now; forever money. As long as I make correct decisions, and not make stupid decisions, I am set for life. I’m past the stage where this is for money, you know what I mean?”
If this is not a fight for money, what else is in it for the face of the UFC?
“This is legacy,” McGregor said. “This is people doubting me, questioning my skill set. Talking as if I’m a novice. Talking as if I haven’t been doing this my entire life. I’ve been fighting since day one and I’m the best there is. I can fight in many forms. We’re going to prove this. This here is Bruce Lee sh*t.”
When discussing his future as a combat sports athlete, he’s looking to add more titles to his legacy.
“I will contend in boxing belts going forward. I will contend in mixed martial arts belts going forward. I will rule both with an iron left fist.”
When asked about the potential of using eight ounce gloves instead of ten, McGregor thinks this will be an early night at the office.
“If we’re eight ounces, I’m struggling to give him two rounds, and that’s the God’s honest truth.”
In regards to his opponent’s claims of racism, McGregor furiously denied those allegiations.
“He said I labeled him a monkey,” McGregor added. “I never once in my life labeled him or any African American a monkey and it f*cking annoys me that he’s even bringing it this type of stuff up. If I was to label him after any animal it would the rat or the weasel. Because that’s a rat and a weasel move, trying to manipulate someone’s words and trying to create something that’s not even there.
“And that’s such a sensitive subject. I mean he’s a man that beats his wife in front of his kid. He is the dirt of the dirt.”
The storylines keep coming as the fight gets near, with two weeks remaining one can only wonder what will they say next?