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14th Jul 2014

Ahead of UFC Fight Night Dublin, JOE takes a look at Conor McGregor’s best quotes

"60G's baby!" (Warning: NSFW-ish)

Alan Loughnane

As UFC Fight Night Dublin draws ever nearer, the hype surrounding the event and its main attraction, Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor, is intensifying by the minute (Warning: NSFW-ish).

McGregor is a superstar of Irish sport and a rising star in the UFC with his all-action style, his stylish swagger and his famous straight talking interviews with the press – JOE included.

The Dubliner has had some very memorable moments over the last couple of years so here at JOE, we decided to create a list of his best quotes to help you learn a little more about the personality of the MMA fighter from Crumlin.

Have a read and feel free to include your own favourite McGregor quotes in the comment section below…

When facing Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26, McGregor did an interview and said a phrase that has now become almost trademarked to him:

“There’s two things I really like to do and that is whoop-ass and look good. I’m doing one of them right now and on Saturday night I’m going to do the other.”

In a video JOE uploaded earlier today, McGregor shows off his intense training and at seven minutes into the video there is a great scene where Conor faces the camera and says:

“They don’t want it like I want it, not one of them. They don’t put the time in like I put the time in. I talk a lot, but I f**king back it up…”


During the bout with Holloway, McGregor damaged ligaments in his knee which severely limited his striking for the remainder of the fight, but despite the win he was somewhat regretful in his post-fight interview:

“Looking back, I should have just pulled my knee from my leg and hit him with it”

While on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy recently, Conor McGregor discussed, with his typical charisma, his opponent Cole Miller and how he was going to approach the fight on the night:

“[Miller is] going to come in, approach, and try to make the fight ugly, but as you can see sitting here next to me Ryan, I’m just too damn pretty.”

In the aftermath to his victory over Max Holloway, when most people would be happy with the win, ‘The Notorious’ was upset that he had not knocked out his opponent in the octagon:

“This promotion wants finishes, you know what I mean? That’s what I’m looking for. These custom made suits aren’t cheap, this solid gold pocket watch, three people died making this watch. So I need to put people away, I need big fights, or I am going to end up in debt pretty fast.”

McGregor was pictured meeting rap producer P’Diddy while in America, but the Irishman wasn’t exactly a fan as he took a moment on the Late Late Show to vent his feelings for the Hollywood star:

“P’Diddy is a little bit up his own ass to be honest.” And, “P’Diddy was on the bottom of the list of people I wanted to meet especially after finally meeting him.”

The Crumlin man is passionate about the sport he loves and to show the pride he feels fighting in the UFC, he created a lovely metaphor to make the people understand why it is such a huge occasion for him:

“Maybe the Irish people might understand more a young boy dreaming of putting on the Irish jersey or his favourite football team’s jersey and that crest. And lifting that cup… This is my crest, these UFC gloves right here.”

UFC Fight Night: McGregor v Holloway

Following his very first UFC fight against Marcus Brimmage, McGregor gave a very entertaining and patriotic post-fight interview. He makes a hilarious statement towards the end about Ireland’s recession but it is also an indicator of his will to succeed in the UFC:

“I stole the show, I’m stole everything. I’m gonna steal all the money from the UFC and high-tail it back to Ireland. F**k the recession.”