UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is the king of self promotion. Even before he got the title from Jose Aldo at UFC 194, ‘The Notorious’ was big news. The brash Irishman’s sharp wit and brazen attitude is quite polarising though.
Some love him, some hate him, but one fact is constant; He brings tons of attention to mixed martial arts. That said, there are many purists who believe the attention he brings is negative on the most part.
Rubbing Shoulders With Stars
Ahead of a massive rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202, McGregor has been branching out. Staged feuds with Floyd Mayweather saw the Irishman catapulted in to major news network headlines.
He’s also been hanging out with pop icons Rhianna, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Timberlake. Undoubtedly the biggest star in mixed martial arts today, McGregor is also rapidly becoming a huge celebrity himself.
You’d think McGregor’s attention would be firmly on Nate Diaz at this stage. Diaz handed ‘The Notorious’ his first professional loss at UFC 196, and now they’re set to fight again on August 20.
So what’s with McGregor’s latest comments about Cristiano Ronaldo?