As Conor McGregor gets set for UFC 196, here are all of his best quotes and soundbites.
Rise of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor
In the Ultimate Fighting Championship, fighters who talk the talk as well as they walk the walk climb the rankings ladder quickly. It’s not just about taking care of your business in the ocatagon anymore, because if you can’t sell the fight to begin with, nobody will be watching when you have your hand raised.
That’s never been a problem for “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
McGregor burst on the UFC scene with a spectacular knockout victory over Marcus Brimage in April of 2013 , but as impressive as that win was, McGregor’s personality took centre stage in the spotlight in the post-fight interview when he campaigning for a Knockout of the Night Bonus by screaming “Dana! Sixty Gs, baby!”
That was the first time many MMA fans heard of McGregor but that debut will now be remembered as the opening act to the Conor McGregor Show. Since then McGregor has been compared to legendary wordsmith pugilists like Muhammad Ali and Chael Sonnen, crumpling opponents with relative ease while turning into one of the most marketable fighters the UFC has ever seen.
The UFC brand is equal parts fight quality and entertainment, which is something no MMA fighter understands as well as Conor McGregor. It’s not about just winning fights anymore, it’s about winning fights and putting on a show.
To that end, he’s exactly what Dana White and the UFC needs right now – an electric fighter who forces fans to pick a side. You either love McGregor or love to hate him.
That’s a decision he’s happy to force fight fans into. Need proof? Just take a look at Conor McGregor’s best quotes of all time.
The Best Conor McGregor Quotes
Note: Some of the following quotes contain NSFW language.
Conor McGregor Quotes #1
"These custom-made suits aren't cheap. This solid gold pocket watch, three people died making this watch. I need to put people away. I need those big fights. I'm going to end up in debt pretty fast."
Conor McGregor Quotes #3
“They start shrinking in their seat. Their eyes start watering, their bottom lip starts quivering – they’re fighting McGregor now.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #4
“The Irish will flock on the fight capital and everyone that gets off that plane will be ready to fight, not just me. I don’t think the beautiful city of Las Vegas knows what it’s in for.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #5
“I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #6
"Dana, 60 Gs, baby!"
Conor McGregor Quotes #7
"We're not just here to take part — we're here to take over."
Conor McGregor Quotes #10
"The support out there was unbelievable. It was green walking out there. The place was green. There was green flags, f@$%ing Leprechauns floating around."
Conor McGregor Quotes #11
"It's tradition. I remove a head, I bring it backstage. I place it on Mr. Fertitta and Mr. White's desk. Here you go, boss, another one done. And then we discuss big business."
Conor McGregor Quotes #12
“To be honest I don’t know what’s going on here. I'm just up here with $60,000. I’m just thinking of what I’m going to spend it on.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #13
“I have dominated absolutely everybody they have put in front of me. I have made this division what it is. This is the McGregor division”
Conor McGregor Quotes #14
“You will retire after this fight.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #15
"Tune in post-fight. Oh boy! That is a phenomenal suit I have lined up that - it will blow you away. And I cannot f#$%ing wait to wear it, yeah?"
Conor McGregor Quotes #16
“Media is a discipline in itself. That whole circus is something you’ve got to pay attention to because it can take it out of you.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #18
"People are always saying to me, "You gotta go to America." I don't got to do f@$% all. I'll go to American when I'm going to America."
Conor McGregor Quotes #19
“When I make a video, I make seven figures off of it. When people make videos of me they stick it on Youtube and get laughed at.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #20
“This is the fight business. This is the business I love, is the business I want to be involved in. I don’t want to be in show business."
Conor McGregor Quotes #21
“I think this is going to smash pay-per-view records. I think I’m going to compete with Mayweather-Pacquiao."
Conor McGregor Quotes #22
“Nobody will ever deny my work ethic, inside the Octagon or outside. I am a workhorse.“
Conor McGregor Quotes #23
"I'll be celebrating with my circle of people on that day of winning. We seem to be winning every goddamn day. Every f#$%ing day we win."
Conor McGregor Quotes #24
“Every single contest he gets in he hits one knee. A gust of wind and he does the chicken dance.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #25
“I stay ready. That man opened his mouth, he was under the influence of post-fight adrenaline. It has the same effect as alcohol. It makes you brave. He spoke with bravery, but guess what? It wore off.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #26
“I feel no pressure whatsoever. A man who wears a suit as good as this does not feel pressure. However, moving around is difficult. In and out of the gym I have to dodge pantyhose.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #27
“I met Jose in the lobby, he handed me the belt, kissed my feet and said, ‘I apologize’ and I carried on.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #28
"There is no Jose Aldo. Who the f#$% is Jose Aldo? There's no no one. You're against yourself, you know what I mean?"
Conor McGregor Quotes #29
“Say what you’re going to do and go do it.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #30
“I already feel that belt is mine.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #31
“Don’t try and tell me that the gold belt sitting right up there on this table wouldn’t look great alongside this ivory, elephant trunk suit that I have got on me right now. It would look perfect.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #32
“The King speaks however he wants!”
Conor McGregor Quotes #33
“I just can't get it out of my head — but looking back I should have just pulled my knee from my leg and hit him with it."
Conor McGregor Quotes #34
"Blueberries are good for leaning out, you know what I mean? I'm a lean motherf@$%er as well. Lean as they come."
Conor McGregor Quotes #35
“I truly feel I am only a white belt in the broad spectrum of movement but my competitors have yet to even begin.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #36
“I’m your father. I’m your daddy, yeah? Call me Jose Sr.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #37
“I hype myself up big, yeah? I hype myself up so big that everyone else hypes me up. But nobody critiques me more than I critique myself.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #38
"He's a quiet, little hillbilly from the back arse of nowhere. I have nothing against the guy. I’m sure he grew up in a circus or a fair. He’s a nice little kid. His cousin is probably named Cletus or something.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #39
“I’m just being myself. This is who I am. I like to look good and whoop ass. It’s what I do best.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #40
"She Moved Through the Fair, you'll have to listen to that. That's some true Irish sh!% right there, you know what I mean? That's some go-to-war sh!%."
Conor McGregor Quotes #42
"This is the new age. I wanted to come over here to America and show the American public the new era of the fighting Irish and a brought my whole country with me. If one of us goes to war, we all go to war!"
Conor McGregor Quotes #43
“I don’t just knock them out, I pick the round.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #44
"I own Rio de Janeiro. So for [Aldo] to say he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback and kill anyone that was not fit to work. But we are in a new time. So I'll whoop his ass in July."
Conor McGregor Quotes #45
“It will be over by the first. It will be a formality after that. How long? We will see but it will be wrapped up by the end of the first round.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #46
"It's just crazy. I really… it literally felt like I was playing the video game, I dunno. It was f@$%ing nuts, man."
Conor McGregor Quotes #47
“If I was to take this microphone or if I was to take your shoes, what would you do? You’d do something, right? I took that belt and he did absolutely nothing.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #48
“Honestly it tickles me when the featherweights hit me, you know what I mean? It doesn’t hurt me one bit. I don’t feel nothing. So I’m going to march him down and break him down.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #49
"It's like in the jungle. One king gets old. He starts getting sloppy. He starts stagnating. Then a young gorilla comes up and kills him and takes everything he owns. That is what is happening here."
Conor McGregor Quotes #50
“I’d expect everyone in the top 10 of the featherweight division to line up and beg for forgiveness, beg to be pardoned. If they do that, I will hand the featherweight belt back and I will go to 155.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #51
“I’m down here, it’s what, 12 o’clock? I want that belt. He’s playing ping-pong. I’m not playing games, yeah? I told him that before.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #52
“People can say this fight game is dangerous and it’s brutal, but my mind is strong. I’m fit in body and mind.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #53
“I’m a cocky little kid from Dublin. I’m just being myself.”
Conor McGregor Quotes #54
"Don't worry, I will take that belt from Jose and I will come back hunting for your little midget head."
Conor McGregor Quotes #56
"The whole of American can hate me. I only need one American to love me and that's Mr. Benjamin Franklin."
Conor McGregor Quotes #59
"Tomorrow I take his head clean off!"
Conor McGregor Quotes #60
"I mean P.Diddy's a little up his own a$$, to be honest."
Conor McGregor Quotes #61
"There's a new breed of bad motherf@$%ers around town and you're looking at him right now."
Conor McGregor Quotes #61
"When you sign to fight me it’s a celebration. You ring back home, you ring your wife “Baby we done it. Baby, we’re rich, Baby. Conor McGregor made us rich. Break out the red panties. We’re rich, Baby.""
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