This Sunday on pay-per-view, Conor McGregor will face Khabib Nurmagomedov after months of back-and-forth controversy, that has even included the 'Notorious' destroying a tour bus in hopes of getting to Khabib.
With UFC 229 only this weekend, many pioneers and big names in the sport are coming out with their opinions on the fight.
Michael Bisping is just one of the legends of the Octagon that have come to voice their opinion.
Bisping spoke to SunSport about his thoughts and opinions on the press conference between the two gentlemen, and what strategy he believes McGregor is attempting to employ.
"A lot of the time, when you’re having press conferences, and you’re talking a lot of s***, you do it for a reason, you’re trying to get into your opponent’s head.
“You’re trying to get them angry so perhaps your opponent will not fight like he normally does because gets too emotional, which works against him.
Conor is notorious for his use of mind games in the Octagon, with UFC president Dana White only recently suggesting that McGregor is 'better at mental warfare' than Muhammad Ali.
Bisping continued to go into detail on what he believes McGregor's ability with the mental warfare aspect of a fight could do this Saturday when UFC 229 occurs.
“That’s what Conor does and a lot of people enjoy watching him, rightly or wrongly, it is captivating to watch. He does get into their heads.
“Because of this, Khabib might rush into Conor, like Jose Aldo did who got really emotional and rushed into Conor walking into a beautiful left hand.
“Conor had been teasing and taunting him for a year, and when Aldo finally got in the Octagon he wanted to kill the guy.
"It is little bit over the top, but there’s a reason why he does it.”
Jose Aldo was a previous opponent of McGregor.
After a year of mind games and trash talking, the two finally got into the ring. With Aldo seemingly desperate to get to McGregor, he rushed into a heavy left hand that ultimately secured the victory for the Irishman.
Bisping's words possibly pose as a warning for Khabib - a suggestion not to make the same mistake that Aldo did, despite the difficulty of it.
With Khabib also desperate to get hold of McGregor following a period of trash talk and off-screen battling, Bisping's warning remains true.News Now - Sport News