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Watch - Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives a shock verdict on McGregor v Mayweather


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared himself to Conor McGregor and predicted the Irishman will beat Floyd Mayweather in their eagerly anticipated showdown in Las Vegas.

Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic has been noted for his public displays of self-adulation over the course of his decorated career and it seems he sees something of himself in fighting Dubliner McGregor.

“He is the Ibrahimovic of martial arts, I am the McGregor of football,” Ibrahimovic declared on a Sport Bible video clip, before he went on to give his verdict on the fight.

“Here you have a guy who has made a career out of many years and that is Mayweather.

“Then you have the other guy that has made his career in a short time, but made himself a big name. Everything he said he did.

“People predict that Mayweather will win easy, but I don’t believe. Conor has power and he can knock you out from every angle. He also has a confidence like me.

“With his confidence, he will win it. He believes in himself so much. I believe in Conor.”

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