“The Notorious One” Conor McGregor (17-2) did what he does best and destroyed another ranked featherweight in Dennis Siver almost two weeks ago in 2 rounds of the main event of UFC Fight Night 59. Conor hasn’t lost in 5 years, but in a recent miniseries about his outspoken lifestyle, he admits he’s lost his mind in the sport.
“If I lose I become the man that talked the talk but did not walk the walk. I go back to fighting in front of 100 people in GAA halls for €150. I’ve lost my mind doing this. Like Vincent van Gogh. He dedicated his life to his art and lost his mind in the process. That’s happened to me. But f*** it. When that gold belt is around my waist and when my mother has a big mansion, when my girlfriend has a different car for every day of the week, when my kids have everything they ever want…then it will pay. Then I’ll be happy I lost my mind. I’ll die a crazy old man!”
Whether you’re for or against the antics, Conor McGregor is one of the most standout personalities to come out of the UFC of recent. Whether jumping out of the cage and staring down the next title competitor or is a brash intimidation move or just a maneuver for creating a buzz, he plays never breaks character for a second.
Conor McGregor will bring his personality to a UFC 183 pre-weigh-in Q&A session as he did at UFC 179. The “Van Gough” of MMA was already slinging mud at champion Jose Aldo then, now that he is confirmed for the title shot against the champion we are sure to be getting an ear full of it at the MGM Grand.