Conor McGregor is hands down one of the biggest names in UFC history. However, Olympic Gold Medalist and boxing champion Katie Taylor feels that McGregor is not getting the credit he deserves back in Ireland.
Katie opened up about the same during her recent appearance on The MMA Hour and even tagged Conor McGregor as ‘The Muhammad Ali of the UFC’.
“I messaged him after the Dustin Poirier fight, just to offer some words of encouragement really. always been a fantastic support to me, but I think he’s just someone who’s actually transcended the sport. He’s like, for me, the Muhammad Ali of the UFC. He’s just a fantastic athlete. A great businessman as well. But what he’s done in the sport and the UFC has been absolutely incredible, and I don’t think he’s celebrated as much as he should be here in Ireland. I think he is an absolute global superstar and just a phenomenal athlete, and he’s always been a complete gentleman towards me,” Katie said (h/t MMA Fighting).
She also went on to address the controversies that McGregor has been part of.
“I just think he’s had a few controversial moments outside of the cage as well that people obviously didn’t appreciate. But I’m looking at him as just a phenomenal athlete, and someone who I generally think has transcended the sport, someone who’s become bigger than the sport. Nearly every time he does fight, it’s an absolute huge event. He still gets the highest number of pay-per-view figures and he’s still the highest-paid athlete in the UFC. I just look at him as just an outstanding athlete, and I can’t wait to see him come back,” she added.
McGregor is currently recovering from the injury that he picked up during his fight with Dustin Poirier and no future fight has been confirmed for the former UFC champion. What do you think of the comments made by Katie Taylor? Let us know in the comment section of the article below.