Conor McGregor, speaking live on Facebook to The Sport Bible this evening, had some interesting things to say about his upcoming bout at UFC 205.
Of course, he was full of the usual trash-talk, but he did take a break from the insults to genuinely compliment Eddie Alvarez, although this was surrounded by affirmations of his superiority.
“I don’t think he poses any threat.
“He’s tough, he’s a tough kid. He’s got some good fights under his belt. I’m expecting him to come in with heart, but I don’t see it going well for him. I feel he’ll be unconscious.
“It’s a ruthless business and I am the most ruthless. I work and I hustle as if I’m not in the position which I am in.
“I think my fist is bigger than his head. I’m going to plant him with a shot, and it’s ‘good night’. It’s going to be early, and it’s going to be devastating.”
Asked about Ronda Rousey, the Notorious One had some kind words, but of course he drew things back to himself.
“Losses can really affect you. I hope she takes inspiration from how I came back from my defeat. I wish her all the best.”
There is currently great confusion surrounding the future of José Aldo in the UFC. The Brazilian is adamant that he is due a title fight with McGregor, and wants to walk away from the promotion. However, the Dubliner opined that Aldo does not want a rematch at all.
“I don’t think José Aldo wants a rematch. I think he’s happy with this feud. This get-out clause. I knocked him out, then he came back, won a decision, now he has an interim belt. I think he wants this feud with the UFC, and separate himself. He doesn’t want this again.”
The conversation then turned to a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather.
“Floyd is afraid of a fight [with me]. Floyd doesn’t want a fight. Floyd wants a boxing match. I said ‘no problem’. Get my f*cking money. When you get my money, then we can box, in this boxing match, under this specific set of rules that would keep you alive.
“I’m here. Where’s my money? Because if you keep dropping my name and you haven’t got the money, I’m going to show up at your front door.
“I’m open. Let’s see what happens. Right now it’s just talk.”
You can watch the full interview here: