Conor McGregor has admitted that he expects his doubters to come at him with various excuses if he does indeed emerge victorious from his fight with Floyd Mayweather this weekend.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if I go out there and flatten him in the first exchange.”
Conor McGregor spoke exclusively to Sky Sports in a recent interview where he admitted that he does not expect all of the doubt that has followed him throughout his entire career to fade, even with a win over the pound-for-pound great that is Floyd Mayweather.
Conor, who is in the process of wrapping up his ongoing fight camp, is under no illusions about his chances of convincing those who already despise him of his greatness and says that even though he sees no outcome for himself this weekend that isn’t a victory, he expects many to fall back on the ‘lucky punch’ excuse, similar to what happened when he defeated the featherweight legend José Aldo at UFC 194 in 2015.
With a figure as divisive as Conor, a unanimously praised victory will be hard to come upon no matter what the circumstances and though he doesn’t see Floyd making it very far, the reaction of those who have detracted from him over the years seems to be the furthest thing from his mind right now.
“I don’t see him lasting two rounds in these 8oz gloves. Part of me wants to showcase a little more. I know the ‘lucky punch’ shout will be thrown. We’ll see, I don’t think he will last two rounds.”
“I think it’s very disrespectful to show that type of disregard to a multiple-weight free-fighting champion. I think they [the boxing community] are very close minded. Almost protective of their sport, which I can understand that side of things but you’ve got to have an open mind. You’ve got to understand that there are many ways to attack a human body.”
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena