The Notorious Conor McGregor is once again on an intense media run as he prepares for the UFC featherweight title unification fight with Jose Aldo at UFC 194, and he's being asked some tricky questions in the process.
Speaking at a media scrum ahead of the fight, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas on December 12th, Conor McGregor was asked whether or not he ever regrets anything he says, to which he responded:
Sometimes I regret saying things and think 'Why did I say that stupid shit', but then I don't care about it as well, because there's so many interviews and so many cameras that I just let it flow, and if I regret it, then I regret it.
Immediately after that response the interviewer explained that they asked that question because some of the things McGregor says could be perceived as sexist, such as "He hits like a girl" or "He's a bitch", and whether or not that was fair.
Conor was unfazed, and explained:
If that has offended you then I sincerely apologise, but maybe things like that if I was to look back on it, or if I was sitting there with my mother or my sister by my side I'd be like "Aww no", but it's different up there, in the heat of the moment.
You might say some things, but again, all you've gotta do is look at the women [in the UFC], they're hitting harder than the men now. So maybe I should stop saying that, but I do love José, and a bitch is a dog, right?
The interviewer's next question was 'Where did you get your sense of humour from?', so it's clear that the answer was satisfactory.
It was a tricky question on a sensitive subject in the world of sport right now, but McGregor answered honestly and managed to entertain the journalists that were gathered around him, which is a true testament to just how impressive his media handling skills are.
Now it's up to him to make sure his skills are on point when it matters on December 12th.
via MMAFightingonSBN on YouTube, where you can watch the media scrum in full.