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McGregor Talks Politics, MMA Association and More in GQ Interview

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GQ magazine recently did an extended profile of Conor McGregor. There was much numbing discussion of his bill at Dolce & Gabbana ($27,000) and the cost of his Christian Louboutin loafers ($895).

“His beard looks soft and downy, like something you might die trying to touch,” wrote Zach Baron. What does that even mean? However, the 4,000 words contained some moments of insight, too.

“They all want to be me a little,” said McGregor of his Irish fans. “That’s a Drake line. All them boys want to be me a little. And it’s true as f***. … I mean, I don’t blame them. If I wasn’t me, I’d want to be me, too.”

Then he said he wanted to see Khloé Kardashian’s derriere.

“Not about admiring,” he explained. “Admire? Never. What’s the saying? Never put the pussy on a pedestal, my friend. I just want to see it. I want to see them.”

For hyperbole, McGregor can’t be matched.

“No one’s work is clean like my work,” he said. “My shots are clean. My shots are precise. Look at Nate. Nate was 200 pounds. When I hit him down, it was exactly like if a sniper took aim at someone in between their eyeballs and let the thing rip. The way he dropped, it was like a sack of s***. So that’s a power I have.”

By March, Diaz will probably be unable to make the UFC’s 266 pound cutoff.

“It’s all in the nutsack,” he explained. “It’s all in the ball sack. I just have confidence that comes from my big ball sack, and I know when I smack you, you’re going down. And that’s it.”

McGegor described meeting a man with a perfect tan who owned Fifth Avenue Manhattan property that housed another Dolce & Gabbana. The man made millions doing basically nothing.

“You fighters are like dentists,” said the man with the perfect tan to Notorious. “If you’re not pulling teeth, you’re not making money.”

So now McGregor is taking a step back from fighting, to fight the UFC. McGregor was asked what he wants that he doesn’t have.

Four point two billion dollars,” he replied. “I want to negotiate what I’m worth. I want to put my analytics forward, man-to-man, and be like, ‘This is what I’m owed now. Pay me.’ And then we can talk. … Certainly hell of a fatter check. Maybe potentially, down the road, an equity, interest or something. I’m just letting them know I want something else.”

So Conor McGregor no longer wants to be a dentist.

McGregor subscribes to the Law of Attraction or “like attracts like,” the New Thought philosophy that holds by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. His sister gave him a book on it when he was a boy.

“Visualize it. Speak it out loud. With confidence. Work for it. Watch it happen,” explained McGregor. It sounds like California malarkey. But this is the first time a camera was ever pointed at McGregor’s face.

He did it.

“I’d always play with the traffic,” McGregor explained. “I’d picture just clear roads. ‘There’s gonna be a clear road.’ I’d play with it as small as that.”

“I feel you’re in charge of your own situation. When you start blaming others for your situation, like I see all these people screaming at these politicians. And I was like, ‘It’s the wrong mind-set!’”

“”I saw this union thing they tried to do—they reminded me of the people that march about the politicians. It’s you gotta do it. You’re in control of yourself.”

“People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it. I was in New York when all of that was going down, the protests in New York with the Trump thing. It’s like, ‘Trump, out!’

“When Obama came in, what happened to you? Like, all these fighters: ‘This union is gonna save us!’ What do you mean, it’s gonna save you, exactly? You think just because we get a union set up, you’re gonna become a multi-hundred-millionaire? That’s not the case. You might get a hospital bill paid. I just think it’s a crazy thing to spend energy on. Now, maybe there’s people that get kicked out of their home, you know, things like that and all.”

“Rather than putting your energy into pointing the finger at somebody else, figure out what it is you need to do and do it, and do it right, and get it done, and get your situation right. And if a person does that, then their life will get better. Standing on a f***ing picket…I don’t know.”

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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.