In case you missed it, here are all the brilliant quotes from Conor McGregor's press conference
It was a wild press conference...
The dust is settling on the announcement that Conor McGregor will headline UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden on November 12.
The Notorious attended a press conference in New York last night along with many of the other fighters on the card, including his opponent Eddie Alvarez.
Like all press conferences which involve McGregor these days, it was never going to be anything short of highly entertaining and it definitely lived up to the hype.
The hour it was taking place did not exactly suit anyone who had an early rise this morning, so some of you may have missed some of the action taking place.
But you need not worry yourself. We've picked out some of the funniest and most memorable quotes from the press conference... and there were quite a lot of them.
Question from interviewer: How much are you worth to the UFC?
McGregor: 4.2 billion dollars, that’s what I’m worth to this company.
Interviewer: What's Mystic Mac's prediction for the fight?
McGregor: You know, I feel Eddie. I’ve nothing against him, I’ve nothing against Edward.
Alvarez: Be careful
McGregor: Or what?! What you gonna do? Or what? You gonna do something over there?
Alvarez: Be careful.
McGregor: Shut your fucking mouth. I run New York, I run this whole shit. And Mystic Mac predicts I’m going to KO you inside one round.
Interviewer: Can you tell us what you’re going to do with the featherweight and lightweight titles?
McGregor: I’m gonna wrap one [belt] on one shoulder, I’m gonna wrap the other on the other shoulder and you’re going to need a fuckin’ army to come take them belts off me.
Interviewer: Can you give us an update on your leg [following the Diaz fight], how serious was the injury, and was it possible it was going to preclude you from fighting on this card.
McGregor: Listen, that fight was five weeks ago. I came out of the fight fresher than I went in. Look at Nate [Diaz’s] face. Nate will never look the same, I came out brand new. I’d a bruised foot. I agreed to this fight ten days ago, I don’t know what was going on, something went on with that other side. I was chilling waiting for the call, then the call came last minute, I jumped on plane and here we are.
Interviewer: Take a look around you, you’ve got a lot of champions and a lot of grizzled vets. Who do you think would give you the hardest fight out of anyone on stage?
Jeremy Stephens: Right here. Right here, the hardest hitting 145 pounder. The real hardest hitting 145er. This guy TKO’s people, when I knock people out, they don't fucking move.
McGregor: Who the fuck is that guy? Who the fuck is that?
Stephens: You know well who I am.
McGregor: Who the fuck is that?
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) September 27, 2016
McGregor [on fighting Eddie Alvarez]: He’s just another broke bum trying to sell some shit. That’s it. He’s broke and he’s desperate so he’s trying make out, ‘McGregor is this and McGregor’s that’. We’ve heard it before, he’s just another broke bum who can’t afford to pay his bills. That’s all that is.
Question to Eddie Alvarez from interviewer: How did you get this [fight] done because it seemed like just a few days ago they were targeting you and Khabib (Nurmagomedov)?
McGregor interjects: He got it done by signing his last contract, he didn’t even negotiate new money for himself. Imagine that, look at everybody up here, they’re all dressed like me, they’re all trying to talk like me, they’re all trying to be me.
Everyone in the game wants this fight, this is the lottery fight. And this man took it on his last contract, imagine that. Imagine getting the biggest fight in the history of the game and saying, “shut your mouth kid, you’re getting paid what you got in your last fight and you’re lucky you’re even getting that”. He said, “Yes sir,” and sign it. That’s what happened.
If you're interested, you can watch the full press conference below...
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