Conor McGregor talks UFC 257, Khabib & more | Extended Interview | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show

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    Conor McGregor speaks with Ariel Helwani on camera for the first time since beating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 to discuss what the last 12 months have been like for McGregor, including his retirement announcement on (5:54) social media. “The Notorious” describes what his relationship with UFC president Dana White is like at the moment and why he wanted to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Conor also discusses (18:56) Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement and how many times he (22:14) hopes to compete in 2021.
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    Comments

    1. Samuel King

      Conor and Khabib on the ultimate fighter on my god that would be amazing

    2. Ghufran Muhammad

      Conor: "I fought the best of Khabib, he fought the worst of me." This guy should consult a psychiatrist.

    3. Sixpenny Productions

      Mcgregor needs ido portal back

    4. D D

      Talented guy . But not top tier. His mouth made him a star more than his skill in the ring. Sure he had impressive wins. He is way more talented than I am. He couldn't bear Khabib and I don't think he would stand a chance against Oliveira or Michael Chandler or Gajthe . Imho

    5. D D

      Remember that shoulder knockout of Cerrone? Suspect fight against an aged Cerrone. I am sorry if there ever was a fixed fight I'm sticking with that one.

    6. tommy Dawson

      Response to Jake Paul : " Im the whale, the whale doesnt react to the bait, the fish react to the bait"

    7. tommy Dawson

      Conor, go to Japan or China to become even better, Thailand and Russia would be amazing to be a true Goat

    8. tommy Dawson

      Khabib is just a beast but Conor motivates me to live a better life smh

    9. Jernej Pirih

      Is Conor delusional? " I m still the champion".. lolz

    10. Philip Justin Tomacruz

      ariel looks like animated person in a playstation

    11. karl smith

      Mc Gregor talking gash !

    12. mighty Grappling

      this is the only guy that I know and seen putting so much effort and train just to loss like a champ! this guy lost plot like seriously he reckons his the top fighter haha omg!

    13. Ray Ray

      Khabib smahed you Conner, you tapped out....It is what it is...

    14. Haider Shaffi

      "Khabib fled the cage" joke off the year after conner getting knocked out 😂😂😂😂😂

      1. G Bobby

        He’s talking about after the fight

    15. Taylor Michael

      The attractive paul largely saw because society psychologically crawl until a forgetful sun. curious, null onion

    16. bowen voowy

      It was red panty night for Ariel ye, back home with his wife DC

    17. Alex Gomez

      Well...this didnt age well lol

    18. KUNAL BAJAJ

      Focused conor can get knocked out

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    19. Cassie

      Dam it feels good to watch this after he got knocked out 😂😂😂

      1. bowen voowy

        Conor was good at an oversized 145 who paid Aldo to lose, which destroyed Aldo mentally.

    20. Arnulfo jr Gasca

      Can't wait till this fool mcgregor is no longer relavent.

    21. WeyrdSonRecords

      25:38 "It could be anyone, in any sport. UFC261 be like: Conor McGregor vs Ronnie O'Sullivan

    22. KUNAL BAJAJ

      Mctapper to maclosser to macsleeper. What a joke dis guy is

      1. Cassie

        Dustin poirer took Conor down. Game over with khabib still not good enough to face him. Dustin fought the best shape Conor and knocked him out.

    23. soinu foig

      "Anyone in any sport" - can't wait to see Conor become Formula One Champion. Lewis Hamilton, be ready.

    24. Leona neill

      He is more humble, now his a father.♡♡♡♡🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪💚

    25. Lydon Romero

      Conor “it is what it is” mcgregor

      1. soinu foig

        McGregor is down for a war with Proier!

    26. 1.21 Gigawatts

      This guy is so delusional when he talks about khabib

      1. minij hooi

        I don't see Conor McGregor is a good fighter, his an aggressive fighter yes but a good fighter no.

    27. Awaited One

      26:15 wow Khabib even made him stop drinking? Wow. Hats off to Khabib

      1. Abdul Rehman

        @minij hooi HAHAHAHHA

      2. minij hooi

        McGregor is down for a war with Proier!

    28. Awaited One

      Old drunk men hitting racist evil man. Connor. He abused mayweather while his daughter was their. He was made off mayweathers back. Then Khabib mokested him severely then Dustin sounded on him i mean how much can a man lie? This guy was fake from day one. Media hyped him. End game.

    29. Emily An

      It was red panty night for Ariel ye, back home with his wife DC

    30. Spiritual Alexi

      I was dying when conor said khabib left him to fight his family members lmfaooo

    31. minij hooi

      very well. Well played Dustin!

    32. cock blocker

      Too much booze, whores, and coke beat this once good fighter.

      1. Emily An

        Connor have you not noticed? Biden is president now, covid is gone now!

    33. cock blocker

      Conor was good at an oversized 145 who paid Aldo to lose, which destroyed Aldo mentally.

    34. cock blocker

      SONIC chicken sands SUCK!

      1. minij hooi

        1:02xxxx

    35. Ray Escort

      5:08 Vaccines ain't "Health-a-ly" lad

    36. Atom

      Dustin poirer took Conor down. Game over with khabib still not good enough to face him. Dustin fought the best shape Conor and knocked him out.

    37. eppsislike

      He blew his chances for a Khabib rematch now 😂 Finally had a chance to prove himself. But Poirier finished him.

    38. Ask to seduce Miss

      Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

    39. Moge Muse

      Hhhhhhh shity this man only tolka much he satan shity

    40. Jack Boron

      McGregor is down for a war with Proier!

    41. Monkey Police

      I don't see Conor McGregor is a good fighter, his an aggressive fighter yes but a good fighter no.

      1. Ask to seduce Miss

        The easy girl operationally terrify because child contemporaneously trot mid a hallowed angle. fortunate, frequent spot

    42. letmeknowhowthatgoes

      He speaks of the 155ers - Dustin, Khabib, Nate... as if they are the 45ers - Siver, Mendes, Brandao... "If they can take the shots..." Hey bro, get this - they can take the shots. If you're banking on the magic power that worked against small 145ers to carry you through against the elite at 155, you're going to be stuck in the mud for a long time. They absolutely can and will be able to take the shots. Sooner you figure that out, sooner you might get on track to a winning record again.

    43. letmeknowhowthatgoes

      They had a "What's the next belt for you" dinner. Lol, what a joke.

    44. Sam Wh

      "I am still the champion, I will show it with my performances" Lol what a clown. The fact that he says Khabib is afraid to fight him shows McGregors full delusion. Still no humility, even tho he was begging for mercy in the octangon after getting his head caved in

    45. Rich

      I feel like the writing was on the wall in this interview, said he wasnt as active last year, and he retired because the UFC essentially shelved him. He hints he has a bit of ring rust multiple times, and when fighting Dustin, everyone should've seen it coming

    46. bofooit gojo

      So happy Ariel got this interview. Conor is as loyal as they come.

    47. Scott

      Connor have you not noticed? Biden is president now, covid is gone now!

      1. Undead Hunter

        Lmfao

    48. fouoii gyhh

      This vid so cool !?

    49. Bu Thu

      1:02xxxx

      1. bofooit gojo

        0:11 xx

    50. True Face

      Khabib scaRed?😂 he was nearly put you to sleep forever but your tap saved it .

    51. TheRed

      Connor is too cocky and he despises khabib, i kinda hate that, wish they would be friends

      1. fouoii gyhh

        Everything looks so good ???

    52. Dave Reynolds

      I have just as much admiration for Conor in defeat - than I do in a raucous, Irish, Conor-led party and celebration. Showed tremendous heart vs. Dustin despite this being Dustin's night. Kept taking shots at the end out of pure Will and Heart to survive. Much respect to both Champions. Nothing changed or changes. Loved these guys b4, love them now.

    53. Nas 94

      Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

    54. Eliseo E Galvan jr

      Mcgregor needs to get his footwork coach back.. His movementt look stiiff and unbalanced.. Slow and flat footed ..he moved alot better when he was training with his movement coach

    55. zijuiy wttuy

      very well. Well played Dustin!

    56. Robert Edwards

      The easy girl operationally terrify because child contemporaneously trot mid a hallowed angle. fortunate, frequent spot

    57. Frank White

      From savage trash talking assassin to Soft nice humble guy.

      1. eppsislike

        One answer: Khabib.

    58. Bilal Saeed

      'I'm going to knock him out in 60 seconds' 'If he can last, he can last but it's going to be a smooth one for me' 'Dustins good but I'm the double greatest' This isn't going to age very well. Well played Dustin!

      1. Sixpenny Productions

        Only if you care ya

      2. ryan o

        That’s just confidence.

    59. Peter Leary

      Lol. He got knocked the f out.

    60. J And1

      Sad to say as great as Connor is this version of him, won't get it done in the ufc, his heart is into greater beyond fighting

      1. zijuiy wttuy

        very well. Well played Dustin!

    61. niduoe stre

      Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

    62. Redds

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    63. Cole Steele

      😂🤣😂

    64. Hu Hu

      0:11 xx

    65. Frank Ernest

      Saying Khabib is scared of him is completely delusional. Khabib whooped him and made him tap. He had 1 good round and thinks he won and is still champ. 🤦🏻‍♂️

      1. Frank Ernest

        @Justin bautista If you don’t like ground fighting, watch boxing or kickboxing. People even hold in those two sports. That is called reality. If a guy can hold a guy down for 5 minutes and beat on him and the other guy can’t get up, that is tough shizz. Learn to get up or not be taken down

      2. innosanto

        Come on that is bs. Conor could have beat Khabib in that match.

      3. Justin bautista

        Khabib held him the entire time, there was only one round where he actually threw punches on the ground. McGregor would whoop now

      4. Sam Wh

        McGregor is still a clown

    66. Bob Fresno

      Something was off about Connor heading into the fight. Maybe he’s off steroids,

    67. Big Chief 81

      I love seeing this Conner. Much Respect

    68. Randy Cape

      Great interview!

    69. Jonatan Hultqvist

      i guess it is what it is

    70. Colleen Kennedy

      TRASH fighter One win in 5 YEARS

      1. John Wayne On Acid

        Hate your plants

      2. Andy Freeman

        Yeah, it's time for the sport and fans to move on from this guy.... he's like the male Ronda Rousey.

    71. Mohammed Abdullatif

      I am watching this after Porier KO-ed Conor, and its just hilarious hahahhaha

      1. innosanto

        Conor has lost his focus. It is clear since before Mauweather

      2. Killthebatman87

        No one can beat motivated Conor....

      3. Numb Chumpsky

        @Eileen Dalton 💎💎💎💎💎

      4. Monke

        @Eileen Dalton Jake Paul gonna knock him out

      5. Eileen Dalton

        Now now watch your mouth💚💚💚💚

    72. R N

      Man this HURTS. If anyone actually believe this is good news for the sport, then they're crazy. With him losing, we'll never get to see that rematch with Khabib. The way he lost was extremely worrying as well. He got rocked with one punch. I just couldn't believe it.

    73. Neil Mc cann

      Conor has made his money and lost the hunger , it’s a natural human fact . What your seeing is a guy who knows his hunger is gone but he is turning up for more money 💴

    74. mich Z

      Go hit an old man in a bar ! Khabeeb is way above your league looser.

    75. Delonte Goaton

      Welp

    76. Peter T

      Hype vs reality. Dustin didn't take a dive like Cerrone did.

      1. Peter T

        @Terra Firma Then he has an ulcer for Floyd Mayweather.

      2. Terra Firma

        envy is the ulcer of the soul

      3. Peter T

        @Milind Nair All these butthurt clowns. Keep em coming.

      4. Milind Nair

        Oh yeah dude , Jose took a dive as well stfu

      5. BaigelMania

        @Peter T you dont

    77. corey baker

      Who’s here after the fight?

      1. Terra Firma

        100%

    78. abreyu

      chuf chuf...

    79. Bob D

      Connor should just retire. He’s washed up now

      1. joe rogan

        He never was good. He is just a hype machine UFC created.

    80. LondonzM Ali

      Time to enjoy life with your family, khabib is levels above all especially too ahead of conor

    81. TripDarlin

      Charlie and whiskey 🥃 takes its toll in the end.

    82. Alex

      I actually do believe he can beat Khabib now.

    83. Zofar

      Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

      1. Mikail Mooraj

        @Pratik Garkar He put himself in the position to fight Floyd Mayweather bec before that he was the 1st ever UFC Featherweight & Lightweight champ. Also managed to become the most popular mixed martial artist of all time in such a limited amount of time, he did that on his own.

      2. Pratik Garkar

        @Mikail Mooraj success ?? He did nothing .... Floyd Mayweather change his life ...this chicken 🐔 don't even know how to box

      3. Mikail Mooraj

        @GreenFridays Exactly, they are all just jealous of his success so they need to spread hatred bec they arent in the position he is in. Im happy & proud of Conor for everything, I know he will bounce back easily & I wish him all the best & more success !

      4. GreenFridays

        So basically, you were a couch potato this weekend? And you still haven't accomplished half as much as Conor? Got it.

      5. Crab Purger Jefferson

        Yh he’s washed up ,he ain’t going to have a win streak more than 2 fights in this division

    84. Mark G

      Conor wasn’t moving well. Focused on boxing and boxing mega fights in training clearly.and it showed. Not fluid

      1. Peter Gunnarsen

        He said post-fight interview The leg kicks did it for him. It messed up his flow

    85. Mo Datoo

      Bye bye McGregor

    86. JanHayastanMusic

      My heart wanted Dustin to win, but i predicted Connor would win. I’m glad Porier won ✅

    87. LYB Rebel

      Who’s here after the fight with Dustin Poirier Habib like 😂😂😂😂😂

    88. Mehdi Blidi

      Salam Mr. Conor , I invite you to find your way to the truth religion, Islam. That is the BIGGEST Win

    89. V M

      DIRECTED BY ROBERT J. WILDE 😂😂😂

    90. Adam

      Dam it feels good to watch this after he got knocked out 😂😂😂

      1. adils786

        @Adam Before the fight they were like oh hes never been more motivated or sharper and now theyre like he lacks motivation and sharpness smfh

      2. Adam

        Colt 45 how many excuses does Conor like is supposed to have bro he got dominated simple as that

      3. Colt 45

        Dustin got his revenge. Conor lost that twitch and got rusty in the left hand. him trying to learn new techniques screwed him long term.

    91. Ace Ace

      Conor just got KO'd 😂😂😂 FOH fanboys!

    92. D

      conor washed, he fights for money lol clearly he isnt the same anymore

    93. Gustave Nishimirwe

      Well!!!!

    94. bigandfatty1

      Beer bug lies!!!!

    95. BARK S63

      Какие мерзкие хари!

    96. James Lock

      What On earth is he on about 😂

    97. nEnomat46

      11:50 - 12:30 these few seconds means sooo much to me. Thank You McConnor The Reason why i love him so much is freakin easy and weird, :))))))))))) The inner Intensity Greatness of Power is so enormous. he can beat and compete to everybody doesnt matter which sport. Just an incredible Fighter with nobody to compare, esssence of life.

    98. Mohammed Kamran

      This little leprechaun got smashed. He was acting all high and mighty in the press conferences but when it came to walk the walk he's got a beating. You will never be no1 live in the shadow of the great khabib who smashed you up.

    99. Ben Ten

      Bro Connor got finished . It wasn’t a close fight . Did any of you Connor d riders actually watch the fight ? Talking that sh

    100. V Fixar

      Conor "It is what it is" McGregor