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Conor McGregor on Career: “I’ve Lost my Mind Doing This”

("Notorious" Conor McGregor)

“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 celebrates his win over Dustin Poirier after their featherweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada)

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.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.