9 Conor McGregor Quotes That Prove He’s the Fiercest (and Funniest) Competitor Alive | Men's Health Magazine Australia

9 Conor McGregor Quotes That Prove He’s the Fiercest (and Funniest) Competitor Alive

Conor McGregor is as brash a talker as he is a fighter. 


The dual UFC featherweight and lightweight champion doesn’t just pound his opponents to a pulp in the Octagon – he belittles them in interviews and proclaims his greatness, Ali-style, every time a reporter sticks a recorder in his face. 


On Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Irishman beat former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to a pulp and made history as the first fighter to simultaneously hold title belts in two weight classes. 


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Predictably, McGregor talked some serious smack on Alvarez leading up to the fight, warning reporters during last week’s UFC 205 media call that he’d make mince meat out of his enemy.


And yet again ‘Mystic Mac’ called correctly, making short work of Alvarez, ending the fight via TKO midway through the second round.


“I’m going to toy with this man,” McGregor said of Alvarez. “I’m going to really, truly rearrange his facial structure. His wife and kids will never recognise him again.”


His facial structure wasn’t rearranged, but the way in which he was utterly dominated inside the octagon may hurt more than broken bones ever could. McGregor doesn’t mess around. 


Here are a few of our favourite quotes from The Notorious:


“The only weight I give a f*** about is the weight of them checks, and my checks are super-heavyweight.” 

– February 2016, during the press conference for his fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 196. 


“There are two things I really like to do: whoop ass and look good. I’m doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I’m doing the other.”

– August 2013, before his fight against Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26. 


 “Me and Jesus are cool. I’m cool with all the gods. Gods recognise gods.”

– January 2016, before his scheduled fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196. 


“I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise – to absolutely nobody!”

– November 2016, after defeating Eddie Alvarez. 

“The movements are beautiful, but so is the brutality. To know how to make another man’s body submit to yours – that’s a beautiful thing.”

– September 2016, U.S. Men’s Health

 “If you’re asking would I like to fight Floyd Mayweather, I mean, who would not like to dance around the ring for $180 million?”

– July 2015, pontificating on how he’d match up with the pound-for-pound boxing king. 

 “To win a bar fight, hit the soft part of someone’s face. Put your fist between their nose and mouth. It’s tender there. Hit first, hit hard.” 

– September 2016, U.S.Men’s Health.

“Whoever said it’s tough at the top is talking absolute s***.”

– March 2015, before his fight against Chad Mendes at UFC 189. 

 “I don’t do effing karaoke.” 

– September 2016, U.S. Men’s Health. (We asked him to reveal his go-to karaoke song. Lesson learned.)

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