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Conor McGregor talks UFC 257, Khabib & more | Extended Interview | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show 

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Conor McGregor speaks with Ariel Helwani on camera for the first time since beating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 to discuss what the last 12 months have been like for McGregor, including his retirement announcement on (5:54) social media. “The Notorious” describes what his relationship with UFC president Dana White is like at the moment and why he wanted to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Conor also discusses (18:56) Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement and how many times he (22:14) hopes to compete in 2021.
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Big T 92
Big T 92 9 hours ago
McGregor belongs in wwe he knows how to talk and entertain before a fight... Im glad he is doing well in life ...win or lose he is making a lot of money. Good for him.
Samuel King
Samuel King 5 days ago
Conor and Khabib on the ultimate fighter on my god that would be amazing
Ghufran Muhammad
Ghufran Muhammad 8 days ago
Conor: "I fought the best of Khabib, he fought the worst of me." This guy should consult a psychiatrist.
Sixpenny Productions
Mcgregor needs ido portal back
D D
D D 9 days ago
Talented guy . But not top tier. His mouth made him a star more than his skill in the ring. Sure he had impressive wins. He is way more talented than I am. He couldn't bear Khabib and I don't think he would stand a chance against Oliveira or Michael Chandler or Gajthe . Imho
D D
D D 9 days ago
Remember that shoulder knockout of Cerrone? Suspect fight against an aged Cerrone. I am sorry if there ever was a fixed fight I'm sticking with that one.
tommy Dawson
tommy Dawson 13 days ago
Response to Jake Paul : " Im the whale, the whale doesnt react to the bait, the fish react to the bait"
tommy Dawson
tommy Dawson 13 days ago
Conor, go to Japan or China to become even better, Thailand and Russia would be amazing to be a true Goat
tommy Dawson
tommy Dawson 13 days ago
Khabib is just a beast but Conor motivates me to live a better life smh
Jernej Pirih
Jernej Pirih 19 days ago
Is Conor delusional? " I m still the champion".. lolz
Philip Justin Tomacruz
ariel looks like animated person in a playstation
karl smith
karl smith 20 days ago
Mc Gregor talking gash !
mighty Grappling
mighty Grappling 22 days ago
this is the only guy that I know and seen putting so much effort and train just to loss like a champ! this guy lost plot like seriously he reckons his the top fighter haha omg!
Ray Ray
Ray Ray 22 days ago
Khabib smahed you Conner, you tapped out....It is what it is...
Haider Shaffi
Haider Shaffi 27 days ago
"Khabib fled the cage" joke off the year after conner getting knocked out 😂😂😂😂😂
G Bobby
G Bobby 15 days ago
He’s talking about after the fight
Taylor Michael
Taylor Michael 27 days ago
The attractive paul largely saw because society psychologically crawl until a forgetful sun. curious, null onion
bowen voowy
bowen voowy 28 days ago
It was red panty night for Ariel ye, back home with his wife DC
Alex Gomez
Alex Gomez 28 days ago
Well...this didnt age well lol
KUNAL BAJAJ
KUNAL BAJAJ 29 days ago
Focused conor can get knocked out
Ivan On Tech
Ivan On Tech 23 days ago
WhatsApp +1..6..1..8..2..2..1..4..3..9..6
Ivan On Tech
Ivan On Tech 23 days ago
Massage to start making profits in crypto
Cassie
Cassie 29 days ago
Dam it feels good to watch this after he got knocked out 😂😂😂
bowen voowy
bowen voowy 28 days ago
Conor was good at an oversized 145 who paid Aldo to lose, which destroyed Aldo mentally.
Arnulfo jr Gasca
Arnulfo jr Gasca 29 days ago
Can't wait till this fool mcgregor is no longer relavent.
WeyrdSonRecords
WeyrdSonRecords Month ago
25:38 "It could be anyone, in any sport. UFC261 be like: Conor McGregor vs Ronnie O'Sullivan
KUNAL BAJAJ
KUNAL BAJAJ Month ago
Mctapper to maclosser to macsleeper. What a joke dis guy is
Cassie
Cassie 29 days ago
Dustin poirer took Conor down. Game over with khabib still not good enough to face him. Dustin fought the best shape Conor and knocked him out.
soinu foig
soinu foig Month ago
"Anyone in any sport" - can't wait to see Conor become Formula One Champion. Lewis Hamilton, be ready.
Leona neill
Leona neill Month ago
He is more humble, now his a father.♡♡♡♡🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪💚
Lydon Romero
Lydon Romero Month ago
Conor “it is what it is” mcgregor
soinu foig
soinu foig Month ago
McGregor is down for a war with Proier!
1.21 Gigawatts
1.21 Gigawatts Month ago
This guy is so delusional when he talks about khabib
minij hooi
minij hooi Month ago
I don't see Conor McGregor is a good fighter, his an aggressive fighter yes but a good fighter no.
Awaited One
Awaited One Month ago
26:15 wow Khabib even made him stop drinking? Wow. Hats off to Khabib
Abdul Rehman
Abdul Rehman 4 days ago
@minij hooi HAHAHAHHA
minij hooi
minij hooi Month ago
McGregor is down for a war with Proier!
Awaited One
Awaited One Month ago
Old drunk men hitting racist evil man. Connor. He abused mayweather while his daughter was their. He was made off mayweathers back. Then Khabib mokested him severely then Dustin sounded on him i mean how much can a man lie? This guy was fake from day one. Media hyped him. End game.
Emily An
Emily An Month ago
It was red panty night for Ariel ye, back home with his wife DC
Spiritual Alexi
Spiritual Alexi Month ago
I was dying when conor said khabib left him to fight his family members lmfaooo
minij hooi
minij hooi Month ago
very well. Well played Dustin!
cock blocker
cock blocker Month ago
Too much booze, whores, and coke beat this once good fighter.
Emily An
Emily An Month ago
Connor have you not noticed? Biden is president now, covid is gone now!
cock blocker
cock blocker Month ago
Conor was good at an oversized 145 who paid Aldo to lose, which destroyed Aldo mentally.
cock blocker
cock blocker Month ago
SONIC chicken sands SUCK!
minij hooi
minij hooi Month ago
1:02xxxx
Ray Escort
Ray Escort Month ago
5:08 Vaccines ain't "Health-a-ly" lad
Atom
Atom Month ago
Dustin poirer took Conor down. Game over with khabib still not good enough to face him. Dustin fought the best shape Conor and knocked him out.
eppsislike
eppsislike Month ago
He blew his chances for a Khabib rematch now 😂 Finally had a chance to prove himself. But Poirier finished him.
Ask to seduce Miss
Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆
Moge Muse
Moge Muse Month ago
Hhhhhhh shity this man only tolka much he satan shity
Jack Boron
Jack Boron Month ago
McGregor is down for a war with Proier!
Monkey Police
Monkey Police Month ago
I don't see Conor McGregor is a good fighter, his an aggressive fighter yes but a good fighter no.
Ask to seduce Miss
The easy girl operationally terrify because child contemporaneously trot mid a hallowed angle. fortunate, frequent spot
letmeknowhowthatgoes
He speaks of the 155ers - Dustin, Khabib, Nate... as if they are the 45ers - Siver, Mendes, Brandao... "If they can take the shots..." Hey bro, get this - they can take the shots. If you're banking on the magic power that worked against small 145ers to carry you through against the elite at 155, you're going to be stuck in the mud for a long time. They absolutely can and will be able to take the shots. Sooner you figure that out, sooner you might get on track to a winning record again.
letmeknowhowthatgoes
They had a "What's the next belt for you" dinner. Lol, what a joke.
Sam Wh
Sam Wh Month ago
"I am still the champion, I will show it with my performances" Lol what a clown. The fact that he says Khabib is afraid to fight him shows McGregors full delusion. Still no humility, even tho he was begging for mercy in the octangon after getting his head caved in
Rich
Rich Month ago
I feel like the writing was on the wall in this interview, said he wasnt as active last year, and he retired because the UFC essentially shelved him. He hints he has a bit of ring rust multiple times, and when fighting Dustin, everyone should've seen it coming
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo Month ago
So happy Ariel got this interview. Conor is as loyal as they come.
Scott
Scott Month ago
Connor have you not noticed? Biden is president now, covid is gone now!
Undead Hunter
Undead Hunter Month ago
Lmfao
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh Month ago
This vid so cool !?
Bu Thu
Bu Thu Month ago
1:02xxxx
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo Month ago
0:11 xx
True Face
True Face Month ago
Khabib scaRed?😂 he was nearly put you to sleep forever but your tap saved it .
TheRed
TheRed Month ago
Connor is too cocky and he despises khabib, i kinda hate that, wish they would be friends
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh Month ago
Everything looks so good ???
Dave Reynolds
Dave Reynolds Month ago
I have just as much admiration for Conor in defeat - than I do in a raucous, Irish, Conor-led party and celebration. Showed tremendous heart vs. Dustin despite this being Dustin's night. Kept taking shots at the end out of pure Will and Heart to survive. Much respect to both Champions. Nothing changed or changes. Loved these guys b4, love them now.
Nas 94
Nas 94 Month ago
Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆
Eliseo E Galvan jr
Mcgregor needs to get his footwork coach back.. His movementt look stiiff and unbalanced.. Slow and flat footed ..he moved alot better when he was training with his movement coach
zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy Month ago
very well. Well played Dustin!
Robert Edwards
Robert Edwards Month ago
The easy girl operationally terrify because child contemporaneously trot mid a hallowed angle. fortunate, frequent spot
Frank White
Frank White Month ago
From savage trash talking assassin to Soft nice humble guy.
eppsislike
eppsislike Month ago
One answer: Khabib.
Bilal Saeed
Bilal Saeed Month ago
'I'm going to knock him out in 60 seconds' 'If he can last, he can last but it's going to be a smooth one for me' 'Dustins good but I'm the double greatest' This isn't going to age very well. Well played Dustin!
Sixpenny Productions
Only if you care ya
ryan o
ryan o Month ago
That’s just confidence.
Peter Leary
Peter Leary Month ago
Lol. He got knocked the f out.
J And1
J And1 Month ago
Sad to say as great as Connor is this version of him, won't get it done in the ufc, his heart is into greater beyond fighting
zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy Month ago
very well. Well played Dustin!
niduoe stre
niduoe stre Month ago
Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆
Redds
Redds Month ago
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Cole Steele
Cole Steele Month ago
😂🤣😂
Hu Hu
Hu Hu Month ago
0:11 xx
Frank Ernest
Frank Ernest Month ago
Saying Khabib is scared of him is completely delusional. Khabib whooped him and made him tap. He had 1 good round and thinks he won and is still champ. 🤦🏻‍♂️
addy red
addy red 17 hours ago
@Justin bautista that was not a point decision he tapped
addy red
addy red 17 hours ago
@innosanto tap tap buddy tap tap
Frank Ernest
Frank Ernest 3 days ago
@Justin bautista If you don’t like ground fighting, watch boxing or kickboxing. People even hold in those two sports. That is called reality. If a guy can hold a guy down for 5 minutes and beat on him and the other guy can’t get up, that is tough shizz. Learn to get up or not be taken down
innosanto
innosanto 3 days ago
Come on that is bs. Conor could have beat Khabib in that match.
Justin bautista
Justin bautista 4 days ago
Khabib held him the entire time, there was only one round where he actually threw punches on the ground. McGregor would whoop now
Bob Fresno
Bob Fresno Month ago
Something was off about Connor heading into the fight. Maybe he’s off steroids,
Big Chief 81
Big Chief 81 Month ago
I love seeing this Conner. Much Respect
Randy Cape
Randy Cape Month ago
Great interview!
Jonatan Hultqvist
i guess it is what it is
Colleen Kennedy
Colleen Kennedy Month ago
TRASH fighter One win in 5 YEARS
John Wayne On Acid
Hate your plants
Andy Freeman
Andy Freeman Month ago
Yeah, it's time for the sport and fans to move on from this guy.... he's like the male Ronda Rousey.
Mohammed Abdullatif
I am watching this after Porier KO-ed Conor, and its just hilarious hahahhaha
Mohammed Abdullatif
@innosanto agreed
innosanto
innosanto 3 days ago
Conor has lost his focus. It is clear since before Mauweather
Killthebatman87
Killthebatman87 28 days ago
No one can beat motivated Conor....
Numb Chumpsky
Numb Chumpsky Month ago
@Eileen Dalton 💎💎💎💎💎
Monke
Monke Month ago
@Eileen Dalton Jake Paul gonna knock him out
R N
R N Month ago
Man this HURTS. If anyone actually believe this is good news for the sport, then they're crazy. With him losing, we'll never get to see that rematch with Khabib. The way he lost was extremely worrying as well. He got rocked with one punch. I just couldn't believe it.
Neil Mc cann
Neil Mc cann Month ago
Conor has made his money and lost the hunger , it’s a natural human fact . What your seeing is a guy who knows his hunger is gone but he is turning up for more money 💴
mich Z
mich Z Month ago
Go hit an old man in a bar ! Khabeeb is way above your league looser.
Delonte Goaton
Delonte Goaton Month ago
Welp
Peter T
Peter T Month ago
Hype vs reality. Dustin didn't take a dive like Cerrone did.
Peter T
Peter T 29 days ago
@Terra Firma Then he has an ulcer for Floyd Mayweather.
Terra Firma
Terra Firma 29 days ago
envy is the ulcer of the soul
Peter T
Peter T Month ago
@Milind Nair All these butthurt clowns. Keep em coming.
Milind Nair
Milind Nair Month ago
Oh yeah dude , Jose took a dive as well stfu
BaigelMania
BaigelMania Month ago
@Peter T you dont
corey baker
corey baker Month ago
Who’s here after the fight?
Terra Firma
Terra Firma Month ago
100%
abreyu
abreyu Month ago
chuf chuf...
Bob D
Bob D Month ago
Connor should just retire. He’s washed up now
joe rogan
joe rogan Month ago
He never was good. He is just a hype machine UFC created.
LondonzM Ali
LondonzM Ali Month ago
Time to enjoy life with your family, khabib is levels above all especially too ahead of conor
TripDarlin
TripDarlin Month ago
Charlie and whiskey 🥃 takes its toll in the end.
Alex
Alex Month ago
I actually do believe he can beat Khabib now.
Zofar
Zofar Month ago
Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆
Mikail Mooraj
Mikail Mooraj 28 days ago
@Pratik Garkar He put himself in the position to fight Floyd Mayweather bec before that he was the 1st ever UFC Featherweight & Lightweight champ. Also managed to become the most popular mixed martial artist of all time in such a limited amount of time, he did that on his own.
Pratik Garkar
Pratik Garkar 28 days ago
@Mikail Mooraj success ?? He did nothing .... Floyd Mayweather change his life ...this chicken 🐔 don't even know how to box
Mikail Mooraj
Mikail Mooraj Month ago
@GreenFridays Exactly, they are all just jealous of his success so they need to spread hatred bec they arent in the position he is in. Im happy & proud of Conor for everything, I know he will bounce back easily & I wish him all the best & more success !
GreenFridays
GreenFridays Month ago
So basically, you were a couch potato this weekend? And you still haven't accomplished half as much as Conor? Got it.
Crab Purger Jefferson
Yh he’s washed up ,he ain’t going to have a win streak more than 2 fights in this division
Mark G
Mark G Month ago
Conor wasn’t moving well. Focused on boxing and boxing mega fights in training clearly.and it showed. Not fluid
Peter Gunnarsen
Peter Gunnarsen Month ago
He said post-fight interview The leg kicks did it for him. It messed up his flow
Mo Datoo
Mo Datoo Month ago
Bye bye McGregor
JanHayastanMusic
My heart wanted Dustin to win, but i predicted Connor would win. I’m glad Porier won ✅
LYB Rebel
LYB Rebel Month ago
Who’s here after the fight with Dustin Poirier Habib like 😂😂😂😂😂
Mehdi Blidi
Mehdi Blidi Month ago
Salam Mr. Conor , I invite you to find your way to the truth religion, Islam. That is the BIGGEST Win
V M
V M Month ago
DIRECTED BY ROBERT J. WILDE 😂😂😂
Adam
Adam Month ago
Dam it feels good to watch this after he got knocked out 😂😂😂
adils786
adils786 Month ago
@Adam Before the fight they were like oh hes never been more motivated or sharper and now theyre like he lacks motivation and sharpness smfh
Adam
Adam Month ago
Colt 45 how many excuses does Conor like is supposed to have bro he got dominated simple as that
Colt 45
Colt 45 Month ago
Dustin got his revenge. Conor lost that twitch and got rusty in the left hand. him trying to learn new techniques screwed him long term.
Ace Ace
Ace Ace Month ago
Conor just got KO'd 😂😂😂 FOH fanboys!
D
D Month ago
conor washed, he fights for money lol clearly he isnt the same anymore
Gustave Nishimirwe
Well!!!!
bigandfatty1
bigandfatty1 Month ago
Beer bug lies!!!!
BARK S63
BARK S63 Month ago
Какие мерзкие хари!
James Lock
James Lock Month ago
What On earth is he on about 😂
nEnomat46
nEnomat46 Month ago
11:50 - 12:30 these few seconds means sooo much to me. Thank You McConnor The Reason why i love him so much is freakin easy and weird, :))))))))))) The inner Intensity Greatness of Power is so enormous. he can beat and compete to everybody doesnt matter which sport. Just an incredible Fighter with nobody to compare, esssence of life.
Mohammed Kamran
Mohammed Kamran Month ago
This little leprechaun got smashed. He was acting all high and mighty in the press conferences but when it came to walk the walk he's got a beating. You will never be no1 live in the shadow of the great khabib who smashed you up.
Ben Ten
Ben Ten Month ago
Bro Connor got finished . It wasn’t a close fight . Did any of you Connor d riders actually watch the fight ? Talking that sh
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