Video: Conor McGregor’s Full Interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live


(“So Conor, how do *you* think Reebok is doing so far?”)

Conor McGregor, if nothing else, is one charismatic individual. He’s a quick thinker ( or perhaps “tinker”) and crack wit — as his back and forths with Urijah Faber on TUF 22 have demonstrated — and incredibly well-spoken when compared to the average fighter, even he if he does sometimes say things he later regrets.

Fame, respect, money, movement…these are all things that interest the “Notorious” one, and regardless of whether you think he’s “fake” or “real,” it would be tough to argue that he’s not achieving damn near every one of those tings. His interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night was a continuation of his meteoric rise since joining the UFC, and covered everything from the fallout of UFC 189 to his sparring match with “The Mountain” (which quickly escalated from playful sparring session into “a bare-knuckle body brawl,” according to the man himself) to which lavish, exotic pet he should buy after/if he beats Jose Aldo at UFC 194. FWIW, McGregor is leaning toward either tiger or monkey.

Check out the video after the jump.  

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(“So Conor, how do *you* think Reebok is doing so far?”)

Conor McGregor, if nothing else, is one charismatic individual. He’s a quick thinker ( or perhaps “tinker”) and crack wit — as his back and forths with Urijah Faber on TUF 22 have demonstrated — and incredibly well-spoken when compared to the average fighter, even he if he does sometimes say things he later regrets.

Fame, respect, money, movement…these are all things that interest the “Notorious” one, and regardless of whether you think he’s “fake” or “real,” it would be tough to argue that he’s not achieving damn near every one of those tings. His interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night was a continuation of his meteoric rise since joining the UFC, and covered everything from the fallout of UFC 189 to his sparring match with “The Mountain” (which quickly escalated from playful sparring session into “a bare-knuckle body brawl,” according to the man himself) to which lavish, exotic pet he should buy after/if he beats Jose Aldo at UFC 194. FWIW, McGregor is leaning toward either tiger or monkey.

Check out the video after the jump.  

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Conor McGregor: Is He Real or Fake?

The Conor McGregor story is about to hit its peak and what sucks is I think he’s fake. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching the guy. It was cool to think there was a badass walking around the planet with unmatched bravado and the skills to back it up. It was kind of like […]

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Conor McGregor

The Conor McGregor story is about to hit its peak and what sucks is I think he’s fake.

Don’t get me wrong, I love watching the guy. It was cool to think there was a badass walking around the planet with unmatched bravado and the skills to back it up. It was kind of like Conor was a Chael Sonnen who could actually win.

But there are three telltale signs that Conor will be a flash in the pan with the all too familiar meteoric rise to the top followed by a quick fall to retirement.

First, Conor went to shake Jose Aldo’s hand. Whether you’re a fan or not, deep in your heart, you know this was a sign of weakness. Conor’s been talking trash to this man for a year now – like serious, disrespectful stuff over and over again and now he sees Jose in the gym and goes to shake his hand? I lost respect for Conor.

Even worse, Conor collapsed his mental edge. He seriously freaks these guys out because his trash talk gets inside their head and makes them question the monster that is Conor McGregor. He was making Jose have doubts about himself and now Jose knows for sure that Conor fears him.

Keep in mind, it’s not that he shook his hand, it’s that he shook his hand after a year of completely disrespecting him over and over again. Conor can spin it however he wants but that was weak.

Secondly, someone on TUF said the Irishman was completely different off camera and he lost a lot of respect for him. There’s really no reason to make that up and it completely falls in line with the handshake thing. The Notorious wouldn’t have shook Aldo’s hand.

Last, ever notice how Conor doesn’t brag so much about his abilities to fight but rather his ability to make money and be a headliner?

After the fourth or fifth time he talked about the numbers, I started wondering about his fighting skills. I’ve never heard an MMA fighter focus so much on being the marquee or compare themselves to other fighters in terms of how much money they can make.

If you listen to Conor talk, it’s clear he’s more concerned with generating interest and dollars over winning.

The only way all this goes away is if he beats Jose Aldo and, as much as I want it to happen, I now don’t think he will. I think Aldo will destroy him.

He’s definitely a high caliber fighter but Conor hasn’t proven himself to be elite. Beating Chad Mendes was a nice win but it doesn’t make you a champion. So far the only thing Conor’s shown to be the best at is talking.

UFC 194 is about a month away — slated for Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

And in case you are wondering, McGregor really doesn’t like the word “interim.”

Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

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[VIDEO] Here’s Conor McGregor Sparring With “The Mountain” From Game of Thrones

Perhaps aware of the fact that he has become the third most talked about thing on the Internet next to Game of Thrones fan theories and your mom, Conor McGregor recently decided to throw down with Hafthor Julius Bjornsson a.k.a “The Mountain” and film it for our entertainment. Why he decided to even playfully spar with a man who could vaporize either one of his already troubled knees with the slightest slip-up is beyond me, but then again, I suspect that the “Notorious” one never thinks that far ahead.

Thankfully for McGregor, this match did not end up with the 6’9, 418 pound goliath crushing his head in ala The Red Viper, who if you think about it, was essentially the Conor McGregor of his time: Cocky, yet collected, and more than likely underestimating his greatest opponent to date. (OH SNAP!)

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Perhaps aware of the fact that he has become the third most talked about thing on the Internet next to Game of Thrones fan theories and your mom, Conor McGregor recently decided to throw down with Hafthor Julius Bjornsson a.k.a “The Mountain” and film it for our entertainment. Why he decided to even playfully spar with a man who could vaporize either one of his already troubled knees with the slightest slip-up is beyond me, but then again, I suspect that the “Notorious” one never thinks that far ahead.

Thankfully for McGregor, this match did not end up with the 6’9, 418 pound goliath crushing his head in ala The Red Viper, who if you think about it, was essentially the Conor McGregor of his time: Cocky, yet collected, and more than likely underestimating his greatest opponent to date. (OH SNAP!)

I thought McGregor’s tattoos would be the most questionable thing in this image, but then The Mountain went ahead and wore jeans and golf socks to a sparring match. Which…

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Here’s That TUF 22 Skirmish We’ve All Been Dying to See, Apparently [Video]


(Wanderlei Silva approves this threat.)

Conor McGregor thinks TJ Dillashaw is a snake in the grass, a child, and perhaps most importantly, a twerp. He’s been saying this for weeks now, and recent events seem to more or less confirm that he predicts deez tings. Why he’s been so persistent in pointing out Dillashaw’s disloyalty is a bit of a mystery, but personally, I think it’s because McGregor actually happens to like — and dare I say it, respect — Urijah Faber.

On last night’s (was it last night? Who gives a f*ck) episode of The Ultimate Fighter, McGregor’s constant needling of Team Alpha Male finally came to a head, by which I mean that it led to a rousing spat of pushy-shovsies filled with profanities, incredibly sexual threats, and laughter. The whole thing was just primo reality TV, really.

Video after the jump. 

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(Wanderlei Silva approves this threat.)

Conor McGregor thinks TJ Dillashaw is a snake in the grass, a child, and perhaps most importantly, a twerp. He’s been saying this for weeks now, and recent events seem to more or less confirm that he predicts deez tings. Why he’s been so persistent in pointing out Dillashaw’s disloyalty is a bit of a mystery, but personally, I think it’s because McGregor actually happens to like — and dare I say it, respect – Urijah Faber.

On last night’s (was it last night? Who gives a f*ck) episode of The Ultimate Fighter, McGregor’s constant needling of Team Alpha Male finally came to a head, by which I mean that it led to a rousing spat of pushy-shovsies filled with profanities, incredibly sexual threats, and laughter. The whole thing was just primo reality TV, really.

Video after the jump. 

In case you were wondering, that’s Cody Garbrandt who stepped up to McGregor’s challenge. Apparently his version of “doing somethin’ about it” involves a little shoving, followed by absolute silence. It’s definitely a bold strategy, Cotton.

Perhaps the most damning evidence of the truths McGregor was spitting here is the fact that Faber said absolutely nothing in defense of Dillashaw, both while he was out of the room and once he had returned. Knowing what we do about Dillashaw and Faber’s relationship now, I dare say that Faber would’ve piled on even further.

In any case, the skirmish wasn’t exactly on the level of Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva’s TUF Brazil brawl. At least in that they had the common decency to exchange open-handed slaps and double legs takedowns like men.

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Friday Link Dump: Mayhem Miller Arrested Yet Again, McGregor Donates 50k, Creepy Snack For Your Halloween Party + More

(He may or may not be fighting a can, but GOOD GOD dis Fedor training footage.)

TUF 19 Winner Eddie Gordon Announces His Release From the UFC (BloodyElbow)

Filling in some of the gaps on Nick the Tooth (MMAFighting)

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Back in Jail After Another Alleged Assault on Police Officer (MMAJunkie)

Nick Newell: A Man in Full (Bleacher Report)

Can MMA’s Weight Cutting Problem Be Fixed? (The MMA Corner)

Conor McGregor Donating Lump Sum to Ireland’s homeless (MMAMania)

Theater Chains Are Refusing to Screen Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension (The Escapist)

What’s the Best Spielberg Movie? (ScreenJunkies)

29 Creepy Snacks You Need For a Successful Halloween Party (Radass)

“The Yelper Special” is South Park’s Latest Musical Masterpiece (WorldWideInterweb)

What Do Conservatives Really Want From a New Speaker of the House? (EveryJoe)

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(He may or may not be fighting a can, but GOOD GOD dis Fedor training footage.)

TUF 19 Winner Eddie Gordon Announces His Release From the UFC (BloodyElbow)

Filling in some of the gaps on Nick the Tooth (MMAFighting)

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Back in Jail After Another Alleged Assault on Police Officer (MMAJunkie)

Nick Newell: A Man in Full (Bleacher Report)

Can MMA’s Weight Cutting Problem Be Fixed? (The MMA Corner)

Conor McGregor Donating Lump Sum to Ireland’s homeless (MMAMania)

Theater Chains Are Refusing to Screen Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension (The Escapist)

What’s the Best Spielberg Movie? (ScreenJunkies)

29 Creepy Snacks You Need For a Successful Halloween Party (Radass)

“The Yelper Special” is South Park’s Latest Musical Masterpiece (WorldWideInterweb)

What Do Conservatives Really Want From a New Speaker of the House? (EveryJoe)

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TJ Dillashaw Leaves Team Alpha Male, All But Confirming Conor McGregor’s Psychic Abilities


(“And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-EEEEE-IIIIIIIIIII will always love youuuuuuuuuuuuu….” via Getty)

Not too long ago, we passed along a video of Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber’s dual interview on FS1, which was easily the greatest interview the channel had ever seen ever. Though the two TUF 22 coaches maintained the kind of playful repartee that has injected a much-needed sense of levity into this season’s show, McGregor held nothing back when the subject of Faber’s Team Alpha Male teammate, TJ Dillashaw.

“You shouldn’t be letting him in your sh*t, cause he’s a snake in the grass,” said McGregor. “You brought him into [The Ultimate Fighter] thinking he was there to help you. He was there to help him. He’s not your boy. I sense disloyalty.”

Not a week later, Faber lobbed a slew of accusations at former Alpha Male coach and the man behind Dillashaw’s success, Duane Ludwig, accusing him of everything from racism to attempting to extort TAM in an effort to solve his own financial woes. And now, it appears the bottom has finally dropped out.

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(“And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-EEEEE-IIIIIIIIIII will always love youuuuuuuuuuuuu….” via Getty)

Not too long ago, we passed along a video of Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber’s dual interview on FS1, which was easily the greatest interview the channel had ever seen ever. Though the two TUF 22 coaches maintained the kind of playful repartee that has injected a much-needed sense of levity into this season’s show, McGregor held nothing back when the subject of Faber’s Team Alpha Male teammate, TJ Dillashaw.

“You shouldn’t be letting him in your sh*t, cause he’s a snake in the grass,” said McGregor. “You brought him into [The Ultimate Fighter] thinking he was there to help you. He was there to help him. He’s not your boy. I sense disloyalty.”

Not a week later, Faber lobbed a slew of accusations at former Alpha Male coach and the man behind Dillashaw’s success, Duane Ludwig, accusing him of everything from racism to attempting to extort TAM in an effort to solve his own financial woes. And now, it appears the bottom has finally dropped out.

Yesterday, a bombshell was dropped when Dillashaw told MMAFighting that he would be leaving Team Alpha Male behind and moving his next training camp to Colorado to prepare for his fight with former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

In regards to my upcoming fight camp, I will be doing my training in Colorado. The last six years at Team Alpha Male have been irreplaceable and my brothers there will forever be family to me. I thank each and every one of them for helping me along the way and being a part of this journey we’ve shared. This is not the end of being a part of the Team Alpha Male family, but a new chapter in my career.

I will be spending my next full training camp with Team Elevation as they’ve offered me an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up, with an incredible coaching staff and state of the art facilities.

I want to thank everyone for the continued support as this has not been a decision I’ve taken lightly.

As it just so happens, that Godfather-esque opportunity Dillashaw mentioned happens to include a boatload of cash. The bantamweight champion talked to Stud Show Radio (audio below).

“I was going to go out there and train no matter what for this fight camp. I was going to go back and forth like I did last time. Except last time I paid a lot of money to do that. I had to rent a house while I was out there, I had to pay coaches while I was out there, I had to pay out a lot of money out there to do my fight camp, half at Alpha Male and half at Elevation Fight Team,” said TJ.

“Well now Elevation Fight Team came to me and they want to pay me good money to train with them.” he continued. “They’re offering to pay me to train instead of me paying to train. This sport is growing so much I feel that is the way it should be. Really if anyone else was in my situation they’d take the exact same deal.”

So once again, it appears that Conor McGregor has predicted deez tings. His reaction to yesterday’s news was about as subtle as you’d expect from the “Notorious” interim champ.

Well one thing’s for sure: *Every* night is red panty night at the McGregor household. The guy can’t stop talking about them — it’s as if he doesn’t even understand that black panties are objectively sexier according to every top scientist across the globe. COME ON, CONOR.

Anyways, this seems like an unnecessary (not to mention, slightly disloyal) move for Dillashaw, if you ask me, considering the fact that Cruz is going to shatter his tibia or some sh*t before this fight ever actually happens. But with Team Alpha Male currently without a coach, what other options does TJ Dilly have left?

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