By Rich Cheney: With almost a full training camp behind him, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor believes he’s ready to hand Floyd Mayweather Jr. his first defeat of his extensive career on August 26 on Showtime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
McGregor insists that he knows boxing well enough to defeat the 40-year-old Mayweather. He doesn’t care about the critics and the many doubters who believe him to be out of his league in this fight. He intends on going in there and handing Mayweather an embarrassing defeat in front of the entire world at the T-Mobile Arena.
McGregor doesn’t care that he’s the underdog for the fight with Mayweather, as he’s been the underdog in the past in his fights in the UFC, and he’s mostly proved people wrong. Obviously, McGregor has failed many times, but that’s normal in the UFC. It’s impossible to keep winning for long without suffering a loss here and there.
“The critics say that Floyd has been there before,” said McGregor. ”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.”
McGregor is the newcomer to the sport of boxing. It shouldn’t be a surprise to him that he’s being overlooked by the fans and media for this fight. McGregor’s experience in the UFC isn’t relevant to what he’s about to undertake against Mayweather.
“This camp has been amazing. I’m getting better by the day, more alert, quicker,” said McGregor. “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. 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.”
Being the bigger fighter than Mayweather could help McGregor get the victory on August 26. However, McGregor will still need a lot of power, heart and persistence for him to have a chance of winning the fight against Mayweather. Just being the bigger man won’t be enough if he doesn’t have the rest of the ingredients needed to beat Mayweather.