He won’t be taking ‘The 188’ there but he will be travelling in style.
Conor McGregor’s focus remains squarely on adding a loss to Floyd Mayweather’s pristine boxing record, on August 26.
However, when all is said and done, his plans to get away from it sound class.
Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting caught up with McGregor at the end of his open work-out at the UFC High Performance Institute, on Friday, and found the Dubliner in top form.
McGregor spoke about a range of topics – including Paulie Malignaggi, the fan who wrote him a “catchy” tribute song, and his plans to derail Mayweather – but he also touched on his plans for later this year.
Back in May, McGregor bought a luxury boat that he christened ‘The 188’ after the amount of money he used to get in his weekly dole cheque.
He only got out for one day on the boat and remarked that terrible Irish weather prevented him from taking it out for another trip. “I had my fun with it and my father… that was one of my main reasons for getting it. He loves boats so it was really a gift for him but I just wanted my own fun with it for a day or two,” he said.
Once Mayweather is in his rearview mirror, McGregor will be boarding another, much bigger, boat. He commented:
“After this fight, my friend is getting married in Ibiza. I’m getting – we’re chartering – a 100-foot yacht to go to Ibiza, and celebrate and have fun. That’s next for me.”
Given the amount of time and effort the UFC champion has put into preparing himself to face the greatest boxer of his generation, it is good to see he has something else to look forward to.
Two weeks out from the biggest fight of his career, McGregor seems to be completely in the zone. He is even making a fresh fight prediction.
If the Nevada State Athletic Commission grants the request, made by the Mayweather camp, to fight in 8-ounce boxing gloves, McGregor believes the American won’t make it past the second round.
As for the post-fight party, that is already locked in:
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