Like a leprechaun that’s decided to share his gold with the masses, featherweight champ Conor McGregor appeared at the UFC 197 press conference today in Las Vegas, N.V. ready, willing and able to make his impending fight with lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos seem like the most important thing in the world, and somehow we’re all richer for it.
First off, McGregor paid homage to the now infamous Rolling Stone photo of actor Sean Penn shaking hands with the drug lord “El Chapo”, with the UFC champ donning a similar shirt and striking a similar pose during his photo op with Dos Anjos. Seriously, that’s all kinds of awesome.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 10, 2016
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Then, throughout the press conference, McGregor was unloading with all his usual outlandish charm. For instance, if McGregor is to be believed, he’s going to literally decapitate Dos Anjos, and the Brazilian people are going to love him for it because Dos Anjos is a traitor to his country.
Watch the highlight vid below and then tell me the featherweight superstar isn’t awesome. Go ahead, I dare you.