'Over the next week, Las Vegas is Ireland' - Conor McGregor urges his travelling army to turn the town green
Conor McGregor believes his vast army of travelling fans can be a decisive factor in his showdown with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas this weekend, as he amended his prediction for the fight at a media event featuring both combatants.
Thousands of fans are expected to make the trip from Ireland to cheer on McGregor in what has been described as his mission impossible as he makes his boxing debut against a true legend of the sport.
Yet the bullish Dubliner insists he is ready to pull off what would be one of the biggest shocks in sporting history by pulling off a victory at the T-Mobile Arena.
"Over the course of this next week, Las Vegas is Ireland," McGregor said. "We run Las Vegas so we are going to go and have fun with it.
"The Irish come to support me and you can't beat the Irish fans so we are here to take over this whole city."
McGregor has been predicting that he would knock Mayweather out in the second round, but he is now suggesting he could get the job done even quicker.
"I am calm and cold - the same way I am before every contest. I am ready to get in and do the business. I am fit, I am sharp and I am going to be ruthless in there," added the UFC king. "I believe he will be unconscious inside one round.
"It's just another day for me - another day, another fight. I have already whooped one of the faces of boxing. I am going to whoop another on August 26."
Mayweather was also predicting a knock-out, as he remains convinced he will stop McGregor to secure his 50th and final victory of a sparkling unbeaten career.
"I told you guys before that this fight wouldn't go the distance," stated Mayweather. "If you are going to bet, bet it won't go.
"The game plan is to be aggressive. I'm pretty sure his game plan is to be aggressive. So let's go out there and give the fans what they want to see.
"The fans want to see blood, sweat and tears and that is what they are going to see on Saturday night.
"I owe the fans for the Manny Pacquiao fight. I will go out there and give the fans what they want to see."