Grabbing lots of attention heading into UFC Fight Night 26 is a man on the prelims. Ireland’s Conor McGregor has been in the spotlight since coming to the UFC earlier in the year and isn’t lacking confidence, calling out featherweight champion Jose Aldo on his recent performance.
“I guess I have a little bit of an ego,” said McGregor to USA TODAY Sports. “I’m confidently cocky, you might say. I just tell myself I’m the best that ever lived. No one can touch me. I felt like everyone was talking about me even when no one was talking about me. In my head, it was always like this.”
McGregor will need to turn that confidence into a winning fight plan as he takes on Max Holloway. Before coming to the UFC, McGregor held Cage Warriors’ featherweight and lightweight titles. He’s 13-2 with a Knockout of the Night over Marcus Brimage in his UFC debut
Holloway is 3-2 for the UFC. He enters the Octagon off a split-decision loss to Dennis Bermudez.
UFC Fight Night 26 is August 17 from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.