Conor McGregor is the king of trash talk. Here are some of his best quotes and moments.
Conor McGregor is not shy from the microphone.
Since the dawn of his career, McGregor always puts himself in front of the crowd. He will always put himself in front of a group, even if it’s not ideal for the given situation.
Regardless of your personal and moral opinion of McGregor, you gotta respect his ability to put people on skates through words.
Personally, I think McGregor is a top five trash-talker ever. No one will ever top Muhammad Ali, but McGregor definitely has his moments of greatness.
So let’s take a look at McGregor’s top five trash talking moments ever.
5. Everything Conor McGregor ever said to Eddie Alvarez
Have you ever seen a grown man completely undress another grown man with words?
Every press conference leading up to the fight was another chance for McGregor to ruin Alvarez with words, and by God he did it.
Just making Eddie seem like he would do anything to take the fight. He even detailed the fight contract negotiation to the packed crowd.
I think Eddie would regret taking the fight ever again… well besides all of the money that McGregor made him.
4. When he ruined Dennis Poirier
I loved this quote more than anything.
Whenever you say something this outrageous… I am almost always on board. I love it so much.
Poirier has absolutely no idea how to comeback at someone saying, “a gust of wind, and this guy is doing the chicken dance.”
It is incredible.
For the record, I also would not know how to combat that one. It’s even more aggravating on Poirier’s part that McGregor wiped him in that fight.
I think McGregor just practices MadLibs all the time until he finds the funniest combination of words to say to his opponents.
3. When Conor McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez and won both belts
Yeah……. Eddie really took it hard when he lost to Conor.
Look at how sad he is in the background, and then Conor uses words again to ruin Eddie’s life.
He sets it up, and BAM “To absolutely nobody.”
Just a move of disrespect to everyone in the business, but he could do it. At that point he was literally the double champion. He had two belts.
I literally have two leather belts, and I thought that was impressive. He just took over the industry in a single win.
2. “Who the **** is this guy?” – Signed, Conor McGregor
I reiterate… UNDRESSED.
Poor Jeremy Stevens… I mean he really tries his best. He wants to help his own career and the best way to do that is to pit yourself against the best.
Unfortunately for Jeremy, when you go against the best… he will give you the best comebacks.
The way he comes back at Stevens just ends him.
It just makes it seem like Stevens doesn’t deserve to even breathe the same air as McGregor. Conor knows exactly what he needs to do to get under the skin of any opponent.
That being said, he also knows it’s easy to get after people that aren’t of his caliber. I think that Jeremy Stevens should just stop going to press conferences forever.
1. The “red panties” incident
This is, no doubt, McGregor’s best moment.
This is just shows that McGregor, at his peak, was the best UFC fighter this world has ever seen.
I stand by that opinion, and so should Conor.
With this press conference, McGregor put his balls all over the UFC. He’s also absolutely correct. Every man in the UFC wanted a chance at McGregor in his prime, and when they knew the money that they would get for it.
No fighter in their right mind would ever say they’re fighting McGregor for the money, but we all know that it’s a big part of it.
So, calling these fighters out and saying that they tell their wives to “put on the red panties,” when they get news of the fight, it’s well-deserved.
I think that it is hands down one of the best trash talking moments of all time, and just like McGregor, there was no line to cross when he said it.