Wednesday November 9th, 2016

On Saturday, Conor McGregor will face off against Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden in New York City at UFC 205. 

Alvarez will be defending his lightweight title, while McGregor defends his featherweight title. But before the main event begins, we want to recognize McGregor not just for his fighting ability, but his ability to deliver incredible quotes. 

Here's a look at some of McGregor's most notable lines. 

Whoop ass and look good

"There are two things I really like to do and that's whoop ass and look good. I'm doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I'm doing the other."

(August 2013, ahead of McGregor’s bout against Max Holloway in Boston)

I run this whole ship

"I run this whole thing. I run New York. I run this whole ship. Without me none of this happens. I run this whole s---. Everyone in this game does what they're f------ told except for me and rightly f------ so. If I say you're on the prelims, you're on the f------ prelims, If I say main even, it's the f------ main event." 

(November 2016, in the UFC 205 press conference when asked about other fighters complaining about his privileged treatment)

I would invade his favela on horseback

“I own this town, I own Rio de Janeiro, so for him to say that he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback, and would kill anyone who wasn’t fit to work. But we’re in a new time, so I’ll whoop his ass instead.”

(March 2015, ahead of McGregor’s scheduled fight with Jose Aldo at UFC 189. He has a thing for running cities)

My checks are super heavyweight

“The only weight I give a f--- about is the weight of them checks and my checks are always super heavyweight.”

(February 2016, before McGregor’s fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 196)

I will rearrange his facial structure

"I feel [the fans] are going to see something they haven't seen before. I'm going to toy with this man. I will rearrange his facial structure. His wife and kids won't recognize him again. His friends will know he's not the same after this contest. [...] You're never, ever going to be the same. Your kids are going to beg 'daddy, please don't go again!'"

(November 2016, another gem from the UFC 205 press conference on what to expect during the main event)

I am always humble in victory or defeat

“I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat."

(September 2014, after McGregor’s win against Dustin Poirier at UFC 178)

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These custom-made suits aren't cheap

“These custom-made suits aren’t cheap. This solid gold pocket watch, three people died making this watch. I need to put people away. I need those big fights. I’m going to end up in debt pretty fast."

(August 2013, following a victory over Max Holloway in Boston)

Gods recognize gods

“Me and Jesus are cool. I'm cool with all the gods. Gods recognize gods."

(January 2016, this came before a scheduled fight against Rafael dos Anjos, but dos Anjos had to drop out due to injury)

I simply speak the truth. I'm an Irish man.

“Trash talk? Smack talk? This is an American term that makes me laugh. I simply speak the truth. I'm an Irish man."

(April 2015, to Esquire)

If you breathe oxygen, I do not fear you

"I fear no man. If you breathe oxygen, I do not fear you."

(August 2013, in an interview for MMA Sentinel and SB Nation)

-Andrew Vailliencourt

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