Conor McGregor Considers Himself as the Modern ‘Bruce Lee’

Conor McGregor Considers Himself as the Modern 'Bruce Lee'
McGregor returns to MMA action for the first time since November 2016. (Photo: Metro)

Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor hasn’t spilt his blood, sweat and tears inside the Octagon for two years. It’s when he defeated Eddie Alvarez via TKO at 03:04 of round 2 during the UFC 205.

McGregor is known for leaning on the philosophy of one of the greatest martial artists of all time to help him. His one inspiration in particular: the great Bruce Lee.

Before his boxing fight against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, McGregor appeared on “Conan” and opened up about his strategy for the bout.

“I will go in and dismantle [Mayweather] at his own game. That’s what a true martial artist can do — they can adapt under any circumstance,” he said. “Bruce Lee said, ‘Be like water.’ When water enters a cup, it becomes the cup. That’s the philosophy I have going into this contest. It doesn’t matter what rule set or stipulations they try and put on me. I can adapt and overcome any situation.”

However, Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor on Saturday night by TKO to win the much-hyped bout between the two fighters. Mayweather won by TKO in the 10th round.

Now, returning to the public view and with his upcoming ‘most awaited’ bout with NurmagomedovThe Notorious confirmed that he’s the modern Bruce Lee.

Conor McGregor Considers Himself as the Modern 'Bruce Lee'
Conor McGregor now considers himself as ‘his inspiration’: the great Bruce Lee. (Photo: Nerdist)

The Great Bruce Lee, Legendary Remains

Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it’s arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and European cinema and audiences the way it has over the past four decades.

Via IMDb.

The cultural icon of the 1960s and ’70s is considered to be one of the most influential martial artists who ever lived. Check out ‘Conor McGregor’s Strategy For Defeating Floyd Mayweather’ on CONAN, TBS, below.

Video courtesy of Team Coco on YouTube.

Conor McGregor Considers Himself as the Modern 'Bruce Lee'
“First it was Bruce Lee. Now it is Conor Mac,” Conor McGregor on Twitter. (Photo: @TheNotoriousMMA)

‘Now It Is Conor Mac’

Returning to the public view and with his upcoming ‘most awaited’ bout with NurmagomedovThe Notorious confirmed he’s the modern Bruce Lee. Check out his tweet below.

First it was Bruce Lee. Now it is Conor Mac.

The most awaited biggest fight in the UFC history ‘McGregor vs Khabib’ will take place at UFC 229 T-Mobile Arena on October 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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