Conor McGregor, one of the MMA’s brightest stars, is certainly not shy when it comes to discussing his many talents. In keeping with the tradition of trash-talking fighters, McGregor recently declared that a fight between himself and boxing star Floyd Mayweather would end in a quick death for Mayweather.
According to Luke Weil, a keen observer of both MMA and professional boxing, McGregor’s comments should come as no surprise. Weil has noted that it is incredibly dangerous for any fighter to enter a match – whether it is in the ring or the octagon – lacking confidence. If a fighter does not thoroughly believe in his or her own talents, disaster is not far off on the horizon.
Mayweather, who will soon put his undefeated status on the line in a fight against Manny Pacquiao, would probably respond with similar bluster if asked about his ability to handle an MMA fighter like McGregor. Weil believes that the confidence a fighter possesses is their most important trait, and successful fighters like McGregor and Mayweather are simply brimming with it at all times.
McGregor, who noted that he does not view Mayweather as a specialist in boxing but rather as a rookie in every other area that encompasses MMA, has had a great deal of success during his meteoric rise to the top of the MMA rankings. He is also one of the sport’s most colorful characters, owing in part to the fact that he bears a striking resemblance to Notre Dame’s mascot, as UFC president Dana White has pointed out.