Irishman Conor McGregor Has Gone From Food Stamps To Dana White\'s Stamp Of Approval
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Irishman Conor McGregor Has Gone From Food Stamps To Dana White\'s Stamp Of Approval.
"I don't fear anyone in the division," McGregor said. "I think I am ready right now to fight anyone in the weight class, including Aldo. I think I could have stepped in [at UFC 163] and took the Zombie's place easy. If anyone doesn't think I am ready for anyone, they are nuts."
UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby declined, as it might have been considered malpractice to give an unknown young fighter in just his second UFC bout an opponent as formidable as Lamas, let alone Aldo.
But that bravado is part of what White loves about McGregor.
"This kid, he doesn't give a [expletive] about anything except going out there and beating the [expletive] out of guys," White said. "And he has that 'it' factor. People are going to want to see him. He has the style and the personality that could make him a star."
He'll likely get a long and loud ovation from the crowd in Boston, which has a large Irish-American population.
He's becoming a cult hero among the Irish fans much the same way boxer Steve Collins did a couple of decades back.
Collins was known as "The Celtic Warrior" and drew more than 40,000 to his rematch with Chris Eubank for the WBO super middleweight title in Cork, Ireland.