UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is a mere few days away from making his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor is so confident in victory that he believes the only way Mayweather will win is to somehow reincarnate the legendary Bruce Lee.
“What other mixed martial artist is there like me?” McGregor told The Mac Life. “He’d need to reincarnate Bruce Lee and that would be the only person that could mimic me, what way I’m coming at him. I’m not like any other mixed martial artist. I’m not like any other boxer. I am in a league of my own and I will prove that on August 26.”
While McGregor is making his professional boxing debut, the legendary Mayweather is going to be looking for win number 50.
The UFC fighter also says that his experience in big time MMA fights will provide another advantage for him.
“I’ve been in this life a long time. I’ve had these mega, mega-fights. I’m under this spotlight a long time, a lot longer than all his other previous opponents. So that’s where he’s probably feeling that that will come to his aid in there but I’ve experienced this time and time again. Couple that with true fights in the ring. There’s been no spars here. That referee is fully kitted out and it’s point deductions and it’s a full on fight so I’m ready,” says McGregor.
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.