GQ Style has chosen UFC legend Conor McGregor to be the subject of their latest cover story, surrounding talk of a possible fight for the ages between he and Floyd “Money” Mayweather. As can be expected, Conor was quite candid when speaking with GQ Style, as the ever-controversial athlete dished on everything from Donald Trump to $27,000 USD shopping sprees, searching for Khloé Kardashian, and of course, squaring up against Mayweather.
Below we’ve compiled the absolute best quotes from GQ Style‘s cover story with McGregor, and trust, it was hard to narrow it down to just 10.
For the entire interview, be sure to head on over to GQ Style.
On being a celebrity in Ireland:
“If I wasn’t me, I’d want to be me, too.”
On being in Malibu:
“Maybe I’ll search for Khloé’s big fat ass—she’s been floating around Malibu. I don’t give a fuck about them. I just like to see them in the flesh.”
On admiring women from a distance:
“Never put the pussy on a pedestal, my friend.”
On encountering people in public:
“People think I’m a celebrity. I’m not a celebrity. I break people’s faces for money and bounce.”
On GQ Style not giving Conor clearance on the article:
“I’ll throw you out onto the motorway right now and run this car over you.”
On the physical power that he possess:
“It’s all in the nutsack. It’s all in the ball sack. I just have confidence that comes from my big ball sack, and I know when I smack you, you’re going down. And that’s it.”
On what he wants out of the UFC right now:
“Four point two billion dollars. I want to negotiate what I’m worth. I want to put my analytics forward, man-to-man, and be like, ‘This is what I’m owed now. Pay me.’ And then we can talk.”
On being a father-to-be:
“If someone comes near me when I have my kid in my hands, like the way they come near me now, looking for pictures, someone’s gonna be badly hurt.”
On Floyd Mayweather:
“He’s a little…he’s got a little head on him. Honestly, my fist is bigger than his head. I sleep people. I put people unconscious. I’m stating facts. If I hit that man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers. You understand that? If I crack that little head of his, it’s gonna go clean off his shoulders and up into the bleachers.”
On hoping to fight Mayweather:
“I mean, that’s the one that everyone wants, that’s the one that makes the most sense. But I’ve no problem going and slapping the head off one of his opponents that he couldn’t finish. All he does is decisions. He can never stop them. So all I have to do is pick some schmuck out that he only could decision, bounce the left hand off his dome, sleep him, and then there you go: It’s already done.”
The real question is would he fight Manny, though?
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