Conor McGregor stunned everyone watching UFC 205 Saturday night, including NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr.
McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez, and cameras caught “OBJ” looking on afterwards.
The two met backstage, and Beckham told ESPN after his performance Monday night that he was inspired by McGregor.
“I set the bar high for myself. I kind of had some late inspiration,” Beckham said. “I went to the UFC fight and I went there to watch McGregor and just a guy who is very strong in his beliefs and sure enough, he backs it up every time. Just sitting there watching him do his thing gave me more motivation.
“So when I am sitting there watching him and I had this blank stare on my face because there are just so many thoughts going through my head, so I definitely got a lot of inspiration going there and watching him win, double champ and sure enough we came out and we won (Monday), so it has been a pretty good week.”