VIDEO | The softer side of Conor McGregor

February 15, 2017 8:39 pm by Russell Ess

When was the last time Conor McGregor cried?

What is Conor McGregor’s biggest fear?

These are just a couple of questions that GQ threw at “The Notorious” in a short video piece they did featuring the current UFC lightweight world champion. While McGregor has been busy working to try and line up a massive boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, the UFC superstar set aside some time and chatted with GQ to give a little peak into his softer side.

Conor Mcgregor emotional

GQ: When was the last time you cried?

McGregor: The last time I cried… Probably when I won my first UFC world title. It was the iterim featherweight world title. I traveled all over the world for it and I won and I was in the shower. My girlfriend was in the shower with me and I started crying and then, thankfully I’ve had no reasons to like cry sad. So I’m very happy with that.

GQ: What’s your favorite romantic comedy:

McGregor: My favorite romantic comedy would probably be scarface (laughing). The love Tony had for the money. It was breathtaking, it blew me away. Such a beautiful love story, crafted together beautifully.

GQ: What’s the sweetest thing you’ve done for your mother?

McGregor: My mother has her feet up. My whole family has their feet up. Nobody in my family has to work a day in their life. I always dreamed of doing that. The day I could say, “Ring your job and tell them you’re not coming back.”

Conor McGregor

GQ: What are your biggest fears?

McGregor: I mean, we’re all afraid at times. Obviously of certain things but I don’t have any crazy, like, I’m afraid of clowns. I don’t have any fears like that. Stay positive. Stay confident. Stay fearless. Stay ruthless. I’m in a ruthless business. You must understand that. There are no friends in this game. I carry myself cold.

Do you think Conor McGregor was being true to himself in all the questions? Give us your thoughts on his interview in the comment section!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/16/2017.


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