Despite numerous conflicting reports regarding the status of a boxing match between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and undefeated prizefighter Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor has continued to remain elusive, remaining out of the public eye while managing to avoid any potential interviews.
That changed this week however, when McGregor walked Ireland’s very own Michael Conlan out for his professional boxing debut, where he picked up an incredible win in front of a sold out crowd of over 5000 people.
McGregor then turned his attention to media members and boxing promoter Bob Arum, as he made several statements regarding his potential scrap with Floyd Mayweather, as well as his potential future in boxing, saying:
“I’m the boxing guy, watch me take over boxing. Trust me on that. No one in this boxing game knows what’s coming, trust me on that, when I step in there I’m going to shock the whole god damn world. Trust me on that! Look me in the eyes, 28 years of age, confident as a motherfucker. Long, range-y, dangerous with every hand, trust me I’m going to stop Floyd. You’re all going to eat your words. The whole world is going to eat their words. I’m out of here…I am boxing!”
McGregor then continued in a separate video interview the same evening, saying:
“Fuck Floyd, trust me, this whole boxing world don’t know what they’re going to see when I roll in here. I’m unpredictable, no one knows what they’re in for. Everybody is writing me off, everyone has this little…they’re gonna be in shock, make no mistake about it. I’m ready, I look forward to it, I’m excited, I’m prepared. We’re very close to inking it. I’m not gonna say no more, we’re very close to inking it, that’s it.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/18/2017.