Conor McGregor: I've lost my mind... I'm like Vincent van Gogh
Published 08/12/2015 | 08:03
Ahead of the biggest bout of his career, UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor has compared his pursuit of fighting perfection to Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
The Crumlin mixed martial artist claimed that to fulfill his potential he would have to embrace his own insanity.
He told the Wall Street Journal: "I'm so lost in it that I can't imagine anything else. Like Vincent Van Gogh.
"He lost his mind in his game. I have lost my mind also. But I am happy with that.
"I feel to reach the high pinnacle in anything you do, you must almost become insane to what you are doing."
In the interview, the 27-year-old also he revealed the fleet of cars in his garage that his success has allowed him to procure.
Apart from his Mercedes S500 AMG Coupe, he also has a Cadillac Escalade, a Range Rover, a BMW 4 series, a BMW 5 series and a BMW i8.
While his triumphs in the Octagon have brought him fame and fortune, he doesn't envisage staying in the game any longer than he has to.
“Really, I could walk away now,” he added. “I certainly won’t be a 40-year-old man (in this game).”
McGregor faces Jose Aldo this Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to decide who will be the undisputed UFC featherweight champ.