NEW YORK – UFC star Conor McGregor walked into the meeting room at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to address the media following his half-hour verbal fight with Floyd Mayweather amid their as of late finished four-city, global media visit.
McGregor was all grins and still shirtless however wearing the white mink coat embellished with a serpent that he said he purchased before in the day on Fifth Avenue. In any case, once the exchange of his clothing and that night's wild visit stop finished, he turned more genuine when addressed about how the blended military craftsman could beat – or even contend with – Mayweather, the undefeated, undisputed most prominent boxer of his era, in a 12-round junior middleweight bout.
All things considered, McGregor, while a genius in the realm of MMA, is a boxing learner with no experience and going up against the 49-0 Mayweather, an untouched incredible who has beaten a's who of future Hall of Famers – Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya (as of now revered), Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley and others – and seldom even been tried amid a 21-year vocation in which he has won world titles in five weight divisions.
Truly, Mayweather is currently 40 and will venture into the ring with McGregor falling off a 23-month retirement for the megafight on Aug. 26 (Showtime PPV) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In any case, there's no coherent motivation to think an ace debuter will beat a record-breaking awesome who had hinted at no corruption in his abilities when he effortlessly outpointed Andre Berto in September 2015 and resigned as welterweight best on the planet.
That is until the point when McGregor and others included started to put forth his defense.
"I trust he brings it. I'll be readied. He'll either approach and be forceful and get hit and after that run, or he'll run and be hit and go forceful. I'll be set up for everything," McGregor said. "Don't imagine it any other way, he'll be started oblivious. I see little points of interest just me and the adversary see. I'm exceptionally certain that whether it's a ring or an octagon, where I've invested a large portion of my energy, I know how to move around the ring and discover my way to the knockout triumph."
McGregor said boxing will be a breeze contrasted with the physicality of MMA.
"There's no cushioning on the elbows or the shin bone or the foot," McGregor said of MMA. "It resembles experiencing an auto accident to the extent a five-minute round in MMA. That is the reason this boxing amusement it's simple. I'm disclosing to you at this moment, I'm getting fit as a fiddle and I don't trust I'll experience difficulty. You mean in boxing they can't elbow me and kick me and stifle me and I get the chance to put on greater gloves? Don't worry about it. So I'm only a glad young fellow loaded with certainty."
White offered an update that does McGregor have gigantic power, as well as a southpaw, which he accepts is a battling position that has pained Mayweather all over, for example, in his 2006 win against Zab Judah (yet not in any way against different southpaws, for example, Pacquiao, Robert Guerrero and Victor Ortiz).
"On the off chance that you need to take a gander at a certain something, you could state it's McGregor being a southpaw," White said. "McGregor, he hits like a truck. At the point when McGregor hits individuals he harms them, and when he harms them he completes them. So in a 12-round battle, is
Is Conor consistently going to hit Floyd once? I trust he will, and he will more than once. Also, we'll see what happens when Floyd gets hit.
"In case you're searching for boxing strategy from Conor McGregor, you're not going to get it. You're not going to see it. However, the child can battle. When he hits you, when he touches folks, they're harmed. On the off chance that Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather didn't have the punching power that he has, we wouldn't be talking at the present time. There wouldn't be the enthusiasm there is."
As far as it matters for him, Mayweather is persuaded he will win yet was philosophical about how it will go.
"Either he's going to get me or I'm going to get him," Mayweather said. "It's going to be what it's going to be. When you get that mindset it's OK."
The vivified McGregor was more straightforward.
"I anticipate Aug. 26 in light of the fact that the entire world is in for a stun," he said. "He's a terrified man. When he awakens after the KO, possibly in the event that he needs the rematch he may need to do it in the Octagon."