UFC star Conor McGregor has brushed of some criticism of his training methods ahead of his massive clash with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.
‘The Notorious’ makes his boxing debut in just over one weeks’ time and looking at the Mayweather vs Mcgregor betting odds, the Irishman is heavily favoured to be 0-1 in the boxing ring.
Despite everything being stacked against him, and social media blowing up with fans backing a Mayweather knockout, McGregor aims to shock the world and knock Mayweather off his lofty perch.
“It means the world to have fans traveling from Ireland and all over the world for this fight. This is the biggest fight of all time and we owe them a hell of a show,” said McGregor.
“This camp has been amazing. I’m getting better by the day, more alert, quicker.
“My weight is at a good place but I’m going to be a much bigger man than Floyd when I we step in the ring for the fight and I think that makes a difference.
“The critics say that Floyd has been there before. They discredit my training, my skills, my accomplishments. This isn’t new to me though, just like boxing isn’t new to me. I am no stranger to being the underdog on paper.
“I am a seasoned veteran and I am confident that I am the better man. After Saturday, August 26th, I will be a god of boxing.”
“I am enjoying every moment of this ride. I remember what life was like before I came to the UFC. All the hard work it took.
“All the 10-hour days in the gym, bringing food and just staying in the gym all day. I’ve made it to the pinnacle of MMA and boxing.
“I am honored to be here in this moment and I am proud of what we have accomplished. Now, the moment is here and I will be ready for August 26th.”
McGregor revealed his could weigh as high as 170 pound on fight night, whilst Mayweather is usually a maximum of 150 pounds giving the underdog one distinct advantage in his favour.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing event.
Mayweather vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and promoted by Mayweather Promotions.