Conor McGregor was at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, St. Patrick’s Day, to support his friend Michael Conlan, an Olympic medalist in boxing who was making his professional debut.
Conlan won his fight, but McGregor stole the show.
As Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was holding court with the boxing writers along media row, McGregor busted in to continue his takeover of the boxing world, all without yet having set foot in a professional boxing match.
McGregor has been locked in a war of words with former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, trying to put together one of the biggest boxing matches of all time.
Screaming at reporters, McGregor bellowed, “You’re the boxing guy? I’m the boxing guy. Watch me take over boxing, trust me on that. No one in this boxing game knows what’s coming.”
McGregor has never been short on confidence, and he certainly wasn’t on Friday night, as he continued his rant.
“Look me in the eyes, 28 years of age, confident as a (expletive), 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.”
The brash Irishman steered clear of the answer that everyone wants to hear: when are he and Mayweather going to fight?
“It’s getting close. Don’t worry about it. You’ll hear about it. I’m out of here!”
(Courtesy of Fight Hub TV)