Simmons: The underdog once again, Conor McGregor wants you to trust him
LAS VEGAS — This isn’t an act with Conor McGregor. This is who he is.
Pumped up. Jacked up. Dressed up.
All stoked on bravado and loud nonsense and big dreams and even bigger payoffs. Forever defying the odds — that has been his unlikely professional fighting life.
“He walks into a room like he owns the place,” said Dana White, the UFC promoter who discovered McGregor and has benefited greatly from that discovery.
“And you watch, that’s what he’ll do on Saturday night. That’s what he always does. That’s why I think he’s going to win.”
There is a sense around McGregor as the days towards the multi-million dollar hybrid mega-fight build that he is more than steadfast in his belief he will defeat Floyd Mayweather in the first professional boxing match of his life. He is absolute about that.
And it’s not just McGregor believing or talking. It’s everyone around him. It’s almost cult-like. His team. His trainers.