"The ref will be fair on both sides, I want him to be even". This one's a puzzler to me, as well. Instead they did the right thing, allowing McGregor to compete in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, in exchange for a reported 20% of Conor's purse (estimated at $75 million) and 10% of the total pay-per-view revenue. I don't expect either one of them to get into any physical altercation. What, exactly, then, is the big deal here? I don't know what changed but I'm glad it did.
'I think Floyd is going to be Floyd Mayweather but we have to remember he is 40 years old and even for Floyd, 40 is 40. The whole "boxing versus mma" element is in play, as well.
The former team-mate in particular that McGregor was talking about here was Paddy "The Hooligan" Holohan, who recently set-up his own Straight Blash Gym in Dublin 24. He's a nasty piece of work, at least publicly, but - ironically enough - that seems be, in large part, where the adoration comes from.
"I am not like any other mixed martial artist". It's great (to see) as an Irishman.
"It has become clear that the gamblers' money is on McGregor".
"I know everyone's excited to see my biggest fight ever... but blowing up my phone isn't going to get you anywhere", Mayweather wrote. I'm not the same fighter I was two years ago.
"Mayweather's not a big hitter", said Walsh. "Fighting up close, I think he gets a bit confused and he ends up fouling".
And, according to OddsShark.com, McGregor's tumbling odds mean that betting on Mayweather to win at the current rate provides better value than every one of his previous fights dating back to 2011 - with the exception of the Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez contests. The Dubliner has sent out a quirky warning to Mayweather, saying the American would have to resurrect martial arts legend Bruce Lee and spar with him to stand a chance of winning the bout on Sunday.
Of course, the judges could decide to do what boxing judges have been known to do forever - and that's award a decision to the more popular fighter simply because he's more popular. "There's so much money involved, I just don't see how it doesn't happen".
I can't look into people's hearts.
"I believe now that gloves are eight ounces I don't believe he makes it out of the second round", McGregor said.
Who will win the Superfight?