Just when you thought the Conor McGregor hype couldn’t get any hype-ier, he has become the informal face of an Internet “man stuff” website,www.joe.ie. Or at least he did in theory.
Here he is, we think, painted on what looks like a concrete wall. Of course, it might be plaster. And then again, that might not be Conor McGregor at all. It might just be a cross between Archie’s best friend Jughead Jones and renowned MMA coach Greg Jackson. The Jughead connection is especially striking, considering how rare it is to see a three-pointed crown tilted at a perfect 30-degree angle these days.
But neither Forsythe Pendleton Jones III nor the Coach have ever sported an imperial gorilla chest tattoo, they aren’t inclined to flex on the foreground of Irish flags, and that quote is something McGregor is fond of saying in relation to his countrymen’s participation in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. He repeated it during his recent post-fight interview, right after he dropped Diego Brandao like a sack of post-1740 potatoes.
“But at the end of the day, look,” Conor said. “What’s next for me is I’m gonna go back stage, sit down with Mr. Lorenzo Fertitta, toast some fine-ass whiskey and talk about Futbol stadiums next. Futbol stadiums and world titles, that’s what I want.”
“My teammates went 3-0 tonight . . . I fed off of that,” he continued. “It was a clean sweep for the Irish. I said it last year, we’re not here just to take part, we’re here to take over.”
They say magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide. When post-fight speeches become art, sometimes you end up with an unintentional rendition of Dr. Jughead and Mr. Hyde.