WATCH! Conor McGregor: “I love Ireland – I’ll never leave”

WATCH! Conor McGregor: "I love Ireland - I'll never leave"
Conor McGregor, photo: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Conor McGregor continues to garner Irish support in the run up to his big fight against Nate Diaz

The 27 year old Featherweight Champion is combining his heavy training schedule with a series of interviews, press conferences and keeping his personal online accounts jam packed with videos.

UFC fans will be familiar with the notorious Irish boxer’s inclination towards bravado and showboating. And his put-downs have become legendary.

Draped in the tricolour at every opportunity, McGregor often speaks of his love for his country. This video for Boyle Sports shows him at home ‘with his people’.

The 27-year-old Irish star was scheduled to attempt to make UFC history by defeating lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and becoming the first fighter to hold titles at two different weight classes at the same time.

Dos Anjos pulled out due to an injury, and McGregor will now face replacement opponent Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5.

He has vowed to knock out Diaz in one round.

He told Sky Sports: “I feel that me and Nate, we have a similar will,” McGregor said. “But the skill, doesn’t match the will, and that’s where the difference will be. I feel his repetitive foot patterns and his poor motions are too readable, too predictable.

“He’ll be too slow in there. My speed will stifle him. With his soft body and his lack of preparation, he will not be able to handle the ferocity. End of the first, I feel like he will be put away.”

“It doesn’t matter what weight division or what belt is on the line because really I should create my own belt,” McGregor suggested at Wednesday’s wild UFC 196 press conference.

“I myself am my own belt. It doesn’t matter if it’s featherweight, lightweight, welterweight. It’s the McGregor belt. So that’s it. I’m fighting for my own belt.”

“The only weight I care about is the weight of my checks,” he said. “And they’re super heavyweight.”

His training regime is being ramped up ahead of his clash with Diaz. No signs of fatigue here!

 

 

 

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