The former light heavyweight champion knockout king Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell loves when a fighter can throw a good old fashioned knockout. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been pleasing Liddell with his performances in the Octagon, but the Iceman isn’t the biggest fan of McGregor’s actions outside the cage.
“I’ll be honest: I don’t like the way Conor talks,” Liddell told Yahoo!‘s Kevin Iole. “I’m not a fan of that. I get it. I understand it. It’s his way of intimidating guys and getting into their head. Everyone has their way of trying to get into the other guy’s head before a fight, and talking is his way. I don’t like it, but I can put up with all the loudmouth, crazy things he says when he goes out and fights like he does and gives you those kinds of finishes.”
“I love the way Conor fights,” said Liddell. “How can you not? I mean, the guy delivers. I’ve been an Aldo fan for years, and he’s been such a great fighter, and Conor went out there and did what he said he was going to do.”
Do you think Conor McGregor would be as big of a name today if he let his fighting do most of the talking? Share your thoughts on the role McGregor’s talk has played in his success in the comments!