Conor McGregor is known for his ironclad mental strength in addition to his elite skills inside the Octagon.
Given his mental fortitude as well as his ability to break opponents before stepping in to fight them, many have compared McGregor to Muhammad Ali.
UFC President Dana White spoke about the comparison, and it was transcribed by MMAMania.
“It’s too early to tell if Conor is one of the greatest fighters ever, though we’re getting close [to being able to tell]. A win over Jose Aldo would get him going in the right direction, obviously. But I can tell you this, without reservation: He is the greatest mental warfare fighter I have ever met. Ever. The best. He doesn’t just fuck with the guys he’s going to fight. He fucks with everybody. I know it’s sacrilege to compare anybody to Muhammad Ali in anything in the fight business. You don’t ever want to be comparing people to Muhammad Ali, but he’s the only one who comes to mind when it comes to the mental warfare that Conor wages.”
McGregor will fight Jose Aldo in a featherweight title unification bout on December 12th in the main event of UFC 194.