Conor McGregor: I've lost my mind... I'm like Vincent van Gogh
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.