McGregor Captivates Fans at Open Workout
Conor McGregor is on the brink of history, and he is making sure to take it all in.
At Wednesday’s open workouts, the UFC 205 headliner was in great spirits as he put on a lengthy show for the New York crowd.
In between performing some sharp boxing combinations and some light grappling, McGregor greeted members of the crowd and even successfully tossed up a basketball shot at Madison Square Garden.
After the workout, McGregor (20-3, 8-1 UFC) spoke on the significance of his upcoming fight with lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez (28-4, 3-1 UFC), where he will attempt to be the first fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.
"Saturday night, I become immortal," McGregor said. "I’m immortalized in this. I get the second belt, raise it up, never been done before. It means absolutely everything to me. It’s my life’s work. We’re ready."
McGregor, who has spent 2016 settling an unexpected feud at welterweight with Nate Diaz, believes he will have a relatively easy time cutting through Alvarez and making history.
"I feel like I can do it in many ways, I can paint many pictures in my mind, in many different styles," McGregor said. "All you’ve got to do is look at my previous fights. Every fight is different, every shot, every approach is different. That’s why they can’t figure me out. Be here for a treat."
As for what "Mystic Mac" predicts as an outcome, the featherweight champion says it won’t take long to win his second title.
"One round," he said. "KO."
You can watch McGregor’s full workout here, courtesy of Submission Radio: