Conor McGregor fights Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 this saturday. UFC 179 the main event will be the champion Jose Aldo v Chad Mendes and McGregor was asked if he would step up if either fighter got injured.
“100 percent. You’re damn right I’d be ready. I stay ready,” said McGregor
“I’m actually flying out to Brazil. Not only will I fly out, I’ll jump into the Octagon if need be. Who knows? I might stick a few banana peels around the weigh-in area and hope someone falls.”
McGregor also offered his analysis of who is likely to win on October 25 in Brazil.
“I’ll honestly whoop both of them,” he explained. “There’s a lot of factors in it. I like the mental side of combat sport. I like the mental side of anything, really. You can look at it many ways.
“We have the win over Barao with T.J. Dillashaw. That changes a shift in things. Then you’ve got the fact that Barao missed weight and all so there’s definitely problems in the camp.
“They’ve been complaining about money, etc. Then there’s been injuries back and forth. I feel a weakness in the mind frame of these people.”
“Then you’ve also got to look at the fact of the first contest. Chad was embarrassed in the first contest. Every single shot he took was stuffed and he got eaten alive on the feet and then he got knocked out in the first round.
“It’s going to be an interesting one, but ultimately, I don’t give a s—. I’m going to whoop both of them.”
Will McGregor be true to his word and beat them all to become the UFC Featerweight Champion?