It’s Conor McGregor’s world. We’re just living in it.
That was the gist of McGregor’s argument last week during a conference call ahead of his fight this Saturday against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden. McGregor is perhaps the most outspoken fighter in UFC history, but he took things to another level while discussing his unmatched standing within the company.
“Listen, everyone in this game does what the (expletive) they’re told. Everyone but me, because I run this game,” McGregor said, according to MMAFighting.com. “So I don’t give a (expletive) about all of that. They told you you’re on the prelims, you’re on the (expletive) prelims. They told you to fight, now you’re on the (expletive) Fight Night. Nobody has no say in this but me. I’m the only one who can say anything about anything. Everyone else does what they’re told, and rightfully (expletive) so.
“I run this whole (expletive). I run New York. I’m the reason we’re even here in the first place. I’m the reason this whole thing is happening. If I wasn’t here, this whole ship goes down. And that’s the truth. That’s facts. There’s no one else out there. There’s no one but me.”
McGregor, who currently holds the UFC featherweight championship, will look to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously when he takes on Alvarez, the current lightweight champion. If he succeeds, The Notorious’ ego likely will grow … if that’s possible.
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