Conor McGregor took to the stage in Manchester tonight to join Ariel Helwani for what was undoubtedly his most insightful, electric and unquestionably notorious interview to date.
Conor McGregor partook in yet another pay-per-view event recently as he was the subject of the most recent edition of the “An Experience With…” series, a one-on-one chat-show where iconic members of the entertainment and sporting world are interviewed in an intimate fashion about their life, their craft and their thought-process.
McGregor, who shared the stage with Ariel Helwani on the night, was at his brilliant best, playing up to the crowd at every opportunity. He mentioned each and every one of his rivals by name and made a point of not holding back when voicing his criticisms of them. The conversation was full to the brim with noteworthy talking-points and the good people of Twitter were sent into overdrive by the sheer amount of solid gold the Dubliner was firing out.
At first, there was his vicious dig at his former opponent Nate Diaz, who Conor shamed for his ‘pally’ interaction with his rival Floyd Mayweather.
Holy shit McGregor just DESTROYED Nate Diaz on the mic, holy smokes hahahaha. ??
— Mark Holley (@redwiing) January 28, 2017
Conor McGregor still talking like Nate Diaz didn't wash him in two rounds and I have to respect that level of confidence
— Hideo Glojima (@ActionBastard) January 28, 2017
And then, of course, he elaborated on the situation regarding his pro-boxing debut against the 49-0 Floyd Mayweather.
It certainly appears the next time Conor McGregor fights it will be against Floyd Mayweather. #MayMac
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 28, 2017
McGregor turning his back on the UFC and focusing on Floyd is the wrong decision
— Benny (@Ben14Thompson) January 28, 2017
The fact that @TheNotoriousMMA only wants the Mayweather fight shows his ambition. I love it
— Saif Khan (@SaifKhanAFC) January 28, 2017
— Connor B (@ConB_10) January 28, 2017
Conor McGregor put on a press conference just to call out Floyd for an hour.
— Jordan Markota (@flockota10) January 28, 2017
The Notorious One’s quick wit was in full swing throughout and despite it being an event where he confirmed his next target, the gender of his upcoming child and his intentions as far as his future business ventures are concerned, it was his own unique manner and humour that had the people tweeting their appreciation consistently throughout.
I want to have as much swag as @TheNotoriousMMA when I grow up lol
— George Escobar (@georgenocurious) January 28, 2017
The £4 I've just spent to watch that Conor McGregor interview was the best £4 I've ever spent. Interesting guy him
— Dan Galindo (@OneTrueGalindo) January 28, 2017
— Neb (@IHMU4EVA) January 28, 2017
— Ross Speight (@ross_speight) January 28, 2017
He even found some love from the WWE fans, despite his ruthless attack on their entire roster.
@TheNotoriousMMA is the only person that can openly bash the WWE and I'll still love him.
— ATP (@AustinTaylorP) January 28, 2017
All in all, it was a successful showing from the UFC’s lightweight champ, and if the vibe of the interview could be summed up, perhaps it could not be done any better than by the man himself, who posted this scathing attack on virtually everybody on his Instagram just prior to going onstage.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena