Conor McGregor once compared his and Anthony Joshua’s defeats to Mexican fighters: “Like something out of a thriller”

Conor McGregor, the former two-division UFC champion, is one of the craftiest strikers in the UFC. The Irishman is a big fan of boxing and has even boxed once against the undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in a crossover bout.

McGregor has not fought since he broke his leg in the fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July of 2021. Fans await his return at UFC 300 against Michael Chandler, but no official confirmation has been made by the UFC.

When McGregor compared his and Joshua’s losses to Mexican fighters

Conor McGregor fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. after becoming the two-division champion in the UFC. The bout, scheduled for 12 rounds, broke many PPV records, but McGregor was defeated by Mayweather in the 10th round.

Before winning the UFC lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez, McGregor had a two-fight stint in the welterweight division against Nate Diaz, an American of Mexican heritage. McGregor lost the first fight to Diaz via submission and won the rematch via majority decision.

When Andy Ruiz upset the then-undefeated unified heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, McGregor found similarities with his defeat to Diaz. “I know first hand the toughness of the Mexican chin,” tweeted McGregor.

“They come up off the floor like something out of thriller. It is never over until it’s over with the Mexicans,” he further added crediting the toughness of the Mexican fighters.

Similar to Conor McGregor, Anthony Joshua won his rematch against Ruiz but would later go on to lose the titles to the undefeated former undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk.

Conor McGregor hints at his Ireland president spot interest

Conor McGregor recently announced the birth of his fourth child, Mack, a baby boy. Before that, he was involved in the political happenings of his native country, the Republic of Ireland. The former UFC two-division champion was an ardent detractor of a particular law in the country that allowed non-citizens to vote.

Some riots happened in Ireland and Mystic Mac was under investigation by the police after some of his tweets were deemed inciting riots. Soon after, he announced via tweet that he intended to be the Taoiseach of the country. McGregor won fan support for the tweet who ardently wanted him in office.

Now, he has added more fuel to the speculations of his intention to become the Irish President with a new tweet. “Ireland, your family in the top office. President McGregor has a nice ring to it,” tweeted McGregor with a picture of a cartoon image of the McGregor family standing in front of the Parliament of the Republic of Ireland.

It needs to be noted that an American political strategist even found similarities between McGregor and Donald Trump. Many find a brash and outspoken personality like McGregor necessary in Ireland in the current political scenario.

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