Conor McGregor’s name has been back in the news again this week thanks to the never-ending swirl of rumors surrounding his proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather. But on Wednesday morning, McGregor started making headlines for something other than his bitter back-and-forth with the boxer.
The UFC champion appears on the cover of the Spring 2017 issue of GQ Style, and in his cover story, McGregor does what McGregor does best—he talks a lot of shit about everything and everyone.
McGregor touches on tons of topics in the story. He talks about all of the young men in Ireland who dress like him and trim their beards like him in the hopes of becoming him one day. "They all want to be me a little," he says. "That’s a Drake line."
He also discusses his UFC career and insinuates that he plans on holding off on fighting for awhile until Dana White gives him a cut of the $4.2 billion the organization was sold for in 2016. "I want to negotiate what I’m worth," he says. "I want to put my analytics forward, man-to-man, and be like, 'This is what I’m owed now. Pay me.' And then we can talk."
And of course, he goes in on Mayweather and suggests he would have no problem beating him in a fight (which, as we pointed out earlier, probably isn't true). "He’s got a little head on him," he says. "Honestly, my fist is bigger than his head."
But the part of the story that’s probably going to end up making the most headlines involves McGregor's thoughts on Khloé Kardashian. While speaking with GQ Style, McGregor was in the middle of "a $2 million trip" to Malibu. And he told GQ Style writer Zach Baron that he was hoping to spot Kardashian and her sisters while he was there. It wasn’t because he wanted to meet them, though. Rather, he wanted to…well, we’re going to let McGregor explain it.
Yikes. It’s not entirely surprising to hear McGregor say something like that, but still…
There’s another portion of the story that is raising eyebrows, too. Towards the end of it, McGregor explains why he thinks Americans need to stop complaining about Donald Trump. He does so while explaining why he doesn’t think it’s a good idea for UFC fighters to unionize. McGregor thinks they’re just wasting their time fighting for that cause rather than taking control of a situation on their own, just like he believes some Americans are wasting their time protesting Trump.
Again, it’s not surprising to hear McGregor take this stance. But he probably should have steered clear of trying to make whatever point he was attempting to make because he didn't sound like he knew exactly what he was trying to say.
You can find out what else McGregor had to say in his GQ Style cover story here.