Conor McGregor’s name has been atop multiple news headlines this week thanks to the never-ending swirl of rumors surrounding his proposed fight with former boxer Floyd Mayweather. But on Wednesday morning, McGregor started trending 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 exactly what has made him so infamous up until now: He talks a lot of shit about everything and everyone.
McGregor touches on tons of topics in the thorough story. For example, he touches on the fact that all of the young men in Ireland seem to 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, continuing “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 back 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. McGregor goes on to say he would absolutely have no problem beating him in a fight (which probably isn’t true). “He’s got a little head on him,” he says. “Honestly, my fist is bigger than his head.”
However, 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 in addition to that, 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.
“Maybe I’ll search for Khloé’s big fat ass—she’s been floating around Malibu. I don’t give a fuck about them. I just like to see them in the flesh.”
You mean…the Kardashians?
“Yeah, just see what the big fat asses on them look like.”
Just to…admire them from a distance?
“Not about admiring. Admire? Never. What’s the saying? Never put the pussy on a pedestal, my friend. I just want to see it. I want to see them.”
Quite misogynistic, right? Well, 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 connects that idea 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.
“I feel you’re in charge of your own situation. When you start blaming others for your situation, like I see all these people screaming at these politicians”—he was in New York to fight [Eddie] Alvarez, he says, right after the election. The streets were full of anti-Trump protesters. “And I was like, ‘It’s the wrong mind-set!”
Or the way his fellow UFC fighters keep trying to organize a union: “I saw this union thing they tried to do—they reminded me of the people that march about the politicians. It’s you gotta do it. You’re in control of yourself.”
So you’re saying it doesn’t matter if it’s Donald Trump or if it’s somebody else?
“No! It doesn’t. People like to blame others. I think a person should just look at their own situation, look around them, find out what they wish to do, and seek and go and do that. And that’s it. I was in New York when all of that was going down, the protests in New York with the Trump thing. It’s like, ‘Trump, out!'”
This man should stick to simply fighting.