Conor McGregor confirmed he will fight Floyd Mayweather
Conor McGregor was out supporting fellow Irishman Michael Conlan as he beat Timothy Ibarra in a St. Patrick's Day boxing match when McGregor decided to confront ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael and confirm that, yes, he will be boxing Floyd Mayweather. Of course, being Conor McGregor, he also took the opportunity to talk some shit.
"I'm the boxing guy! Watch me take over boxing, trust me on that," McGregor screamed, getting in the reporter's face. "No one in this boxing game knows what's coming. Trust me on that."
The much-hyped potential match has garnered more attention since UFC President Dana White went on Conan this past week and said he thinks the fight will come to fruition.
"I do—I do think it's going to happen," White told Conan O'Brien. "I think it's going to be a tough deal. There are obviously a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people, so that always makes it tougher. But on the flip side, there's so much money involved. I just don't see how it doesn't happen."
And when it does happen, McGregor will be ready. "I'm going to step in there and shock the whole god damned world. Trust me on that," he said, "Look me in the eyes, 28 years of age, confident as a motherfucker, long, rangy, dangerous with every hand. Trust me, I'm going to stop Floyd, and you're all going to eat your words. The whole world is going to eat their words!"
When someone else in the crowd asked him when the fight would be, McGregor didn't hesitate: "It's getting close. Don't worry about it. You'll hear about it. I'm out of here."
Oh, we're certain we will hear about it. McGregor will make sure of it.