Article

Conor's Trash-talk Catches The Rock's Attention

Conor McGregor's showmanship, trash-talking raise The Rock's eyebrow
By Ryan McKinell, YahooSports.com
Dwayne Johnson knows a thing or two about what it takes to generate interest on a microphone. It's one of the reasons he is captivated by UFC featherweight title contender Conor McGregor.

McGregor, one of the UFC’s hottest prospects, takes on divisional king Jose Aldo at UFC 189 in Las Vegas in July. McGregor has built his rise on devastating performances inside the cage and wild media snippets outside of it.

Johnson, admittedly, loves watching a good fight, but it’s McGregor’s ability to generate buzz and create emotion that have one of Hollywood’s biggest stars seeing a lot of himself in the Irish upstart.

Read Full Story

Media

Recent
Hosts Megan Olivi and Forrest Griffin talk all things rankings, including Curtis Blaydes, Tai Tuivasa, Derrick Lewis, Francis Ngannou, and more. Then they preview UFC Orlando and UFC 222 and name the most superheroic athletes in the UFC.
Feb 23, 2018
Watch the Fight Night Orlando official weigh-in on Friday, Feb. 23 at 6pm/3pm ETPT live from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Feb 23, 2018
Fight Night Orlando headliner Jeremy Stephens has a hunger for knocking people out and he plans to try and take Josh Emmett's head off when they clash on FOX Saturday night.
Feb 22, 2018
Veteran fighter Jeremy Stephens talks about his style, his wiring, and his journey as one of the longest-tenured UFC fighters. He faces Josh Emmett this Saturday at Fight Night Orlando.
Feb 22, 2018