Conor McGregor is known to be very outspoken with his trash-talking prior to his fights in UFC. People started to take notice of this prior to his UFC Featherweight Championship fight against Jose Aldo at UFC 194, and before he took on Nate Diaz at UFC 196, living up to his 'Notorious' nickname.
But after he lost to the American fighter over a month ago, the Irish mixed-martial artist has been pretty quiet and not his usual self. We should expect McGregor to be back to normal soon to start the build up for his rematch against Diaz at UFC 200 on July 9.
The current UFC Featherweight Champion has earned himself many fans thanks to what he has done for the promotion, and for his charismatic speeches during his press conferences and interviews. One of those admirers is boxing legend Mike Tyson.
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Speaking with Nick Peet of Fighters Only magazine, according to Bleacher Report, the former heavyweight champion revealed his admiration of the Irishman, while also talking about some other UFC fighters.
He said: "Conor is very charismatic. Jon Jones is bad, but deep down he’s a decent kind of person and very shy. Whereas this guy, Conor, he’s the man. He reminds me of the old-time boxers, one of those guys that’s just into everything. He walks into the room and everybody stands up. He sucks the air out of the room. He’s just a really interesting guy.
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"He does things nobody else has been able to do too. He’s kind of like an animated character, one that’s real though. He’s a great fighter, but his personality is even bigger than his talent. Isn’t that crazy? He’s got this huge personality. Nobody in MMA has ever had a personality as big as his. Ronda (Rousey) is just like a monster – the things she would do – but this guy is different. His personality is phenomenal."
McGregor has received such praise in the past, with people saying Conor McGregor is to UFC what Muhammad Ali was to boxing.
He has able to back up the talk when he faced Aldo at UFC 194, as he defeated the Brazilian with a 13-second knockout to win the UFC Featherweight Championship. However, when he faced Diaz at UFC 196, he lost the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round.
You can view all the insults McGregor issued to Aldo prior to their fight at UFC 194 in the video below. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT.
It will be interesting to see what kind of trash-talk McGregor issues prior to their rematch at UFC 200. It's bound to be good, unless he decides to stay humble.