At the UFC 197 press conference, Conor McGregor talked nothing but trash to UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Nothing was off limits as McGregor brought up dos Anjos’ family, kids, and allegiance to Brazil.
Ahead of their March 5th scrap for the UFC lightweight title, Rafael dos Anjos spoke to MMAFighting to discuss how McGregor’s in his head.
“Every opponent gets inside my head because I think about them for three of four months. He’s in my head just like every other opponent before. I wake up thinking about him, I go to the gym thinking about him. That’s how he’s in my head. Nate Diaz pushed me at the weigh-in, but I fight ever better when my opponents make it personal. I will dominate him.”
“Aldo had to listen to this guy for a long time, and I will only listen for two months. I won’t have to see this guy until fight week now. I will dominate him on March 5. I’ll put him back to his place. I think I have the experience. It’s my 20th fight in the UFC. I’m not saying the others weren’t focused, but I will be calm on fight night and use my strategy because I know the victory is mine. I know this guy won’t make history over me. I’m super confident I will beat him up.”
How do you see this fight playing out on March 5th? Will Conor McGregor defeat dos Anjos and become the third man in UFC history to hold belts in two weight classes, or will dos Anjos send McGregor back down to featherweight?