Sunday 11 December 2016

Chris Eubank on Conor McGregor: Of course he’d beat me, the man’s an animal – I’m a gentleman

Published 23/01/2016 | 13:04

Chris Eubank has spoken about UFC champion Conor McGregor
Chris Eubank has spoken about UFC champion Conor McGregor

Former world champion Chris Eubank has described the suggestion that he could beat UFC star Conor McGregor in a hypothetical match-up as “ridiculous” and described the Dubliner as an “animal”.

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The 49-year-old held the WBO middleweight and super middleweight titles during an illustrious career that is best perhaps remembered best by Irish boxing fans for his defeats to Steve Collins in 1995.

Speaking on The Late Late Show, Eubank was asked for his thoughts on the UFC sensation and the eloquent boxer offered his opinion on the 27-year-old Dubliner.

“I was asked today, 'In a fight [between Eubank and McGregor], who would win?” he said.

“Well, he would beat me, of course. That's Conor McGregor.

“It's ridiculous, the man's an animal. I mean, I'm a gentleman.”

Eubank did acknowledge the talents of McGregor following his 13-second demolition of the previously undefeated Jose Aldo last time out in Las Vegas to become undisputed featherweight champion.

“He just took out, the number two contender in the world, he took him out in 13 seconds. I wouldn't want to mess around with that,” he added.

“People think that I’m a brute, can’t you see that I’m not? Can’t you hear? Look at me.”

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