UFC featherweight fighter Conor McGregor might be the most exciting fighter in mixed martial arts today, and he certainly talks it like he walks it. The rising Irish star was a guest on TBS’s Conan show Thursday night, and he had some choice words for boxer Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor sat with host Conan O’Brien as part of the promotion for his upcoming fight at next weekend’s UFC 189 in Las Vegas. McGregor was set to take on UFC Featherweight champion, Brazillian Jose Aldo, in what was billed by UFC owner Dana White as “everything the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight was not” because of the explosive nature of the opponents. However, Aldo pulled out of the fight due to a rib injury, and McGregor will face talented wrestler Chad Mendes in the Octagon.
O’Brien pressed McGregor about how he would fare against Mayweather, considering they’re about the same weight and size. McGregor, much like his ring persona, didn’t mince words nor use even a hint of humility in saying he’d gladly box with Mayweather.
“If you’re asking me if I would like to fight Floyd, who wouldn’t want to dance around in the ring for $180 million dollars,” quipped McGregor as the audience laughed. “I certainly know he wouldn’t want to step into my world.”
But McGregor, who said he’d straight up box with Mayweather, had this to say: “If we were to get it on, I would most certainly dismantle him also.”
Watch the clip of Conor McGregor talking his cash money ish about Floyd Mayweather in the clip below. Hit the next page to see more of the brash and confident fighter’s interview with Conan O’Brien.