Conor McGregor is known for talking ridiculous amounts of trash. During an interview earlier this year, he actually said that he would "kill" Floyd Mayweather if they ever got into a fight. But when it comes to the idea of him taking on his fellow UFC star Ronda Rousey, he's apparently a lot less confident. Much like LeBron James, McGregor sounds a little bit scared of Rousey.
SI Now asked McGregor about what would happen if he ever got into the Octagon with Rousey. And while he believes he would ultimately be victorious, McGregor also thinks he would have to endure his fair share of punishment from Rousey.
"I swear on my life her back muscles were the most solidest back muscles I'd ever felt in my life," he told SI Now. "I thought if this lady was to get a hold of me, she would throw me on my head in literally one second flat. So I would not like to engage in a clinch fight with Ronda."
McGregor went on to give Rousey the respect she deserves for leading the way for women who take part in MMA.
"Ronda is certainly an absolute animal," he said, "and she is a special individual. Two-time ESPYs winner, undefeated champion, dominant, finishes all opponents, movie star. I mean, Ronda is unbelievable. She has created the women's game. Without her, all these women still would be going without food at night."
McGregor vs. Rousey won't—and shouldn't—ever happen. But do you think Rousey would hold her own if it did?
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