Conor McGregor: Trash talk? I simply speak the truth - I’m an Irish man and we don’t give a fu** about feelings
UFC star Conor McGregor has refuted suggestions that he is a trash talker, telling Esquire magazine that he is simply speaking the truth.
McGregor is gearing up for his world title shot at UFC 189 against Jose Aldo in Las Vegas this July and in a wide-ranging interview with the magazine, dismissed accusations that he is simply a trash-talker.
"Trash talk? Smack talk? This is an American term that makes me laugh," he said. "I simply speak the truth. I’m an Irish man. We don’t give a fu** about feelings. We’ll tell you the truth."
"People ask me a question about somebody, I tell them the truth. I don’t have anything bad to say about Jose Aldo. It’s pretty plain and simple. His time is up. It’s done. There’s somebody ruthless coming to get him.
"I can look at him dead in the eye and say, It’s done. You’re over now. You’re a champion that nobody gave a fu** about. Nobody cared about him before I came along.
McGregor was bullish of his chances of defeating the Brazilian, claiming the champion has never fought anyone of his calibre
"He can barely finish his dinner, never mind his opponent," he said. "And he’s fought bums. He’s fought little small bantamweights and he still can’t put them away.
"Now he’s coming in against a monster of a featherweight who hits like a truck. It’s over for him. I don’t need to say jacksh** else. July is a wrap. It’s inevitable."
Displaying his unfaltering self-confidence, McGregor also claimed it would take less than a minute for him to dispatch the man vaunted as the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet.
If you put me face-to-face with Floyd Mayweather - pound-for-pound boxing’s best - if I fought Floyd, I would kill him in less than 30 seconds.
"It would take me less than 30 seconds to wrap around him like a boa constrictor and strangle him."