Conor McGregor ain’t exactly spewing venom — he’s complimenting the hell outta Cowboy Cerrone … in what might be the NICEST press conference he’s ever been in.
Not only did Conor arrive 15 minutes EARLY for the event (super unusual for McGregor) … but when the opportunity presented itself to trash talk, he didn’t launch the missiles he fired at guys like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Floyd Mayweather.
Instead, Conor praised Cowboy as a real accomplished fighter, a worthy opponent and an all around good dude.
“Although there will be blood spilled on January 18th, it will not be bad blood.” Conor said.
McGregor still predicted a knockout victory at the Palms Casino Resort … but in the nicest way possible.
Conor was also asked if he was worried about getting banned from the United States due to his legal issues over the years, but the Irishman said he’s all good and how grateful he is for the U.S.
As for Cowboy, he returned the compliments with more compliments.
“I’m looking forward to 4-5 rounds of battle with this man … Conor’s one of the last dying breeds of the last fighters, so it’s good to be in there with him and really get in there and f**king give it all we got.”
“So, yeah man, I’m going 5 rounds with this dude and I can’t f**king wait ’til Saturday night.”
Conor and Cowboy are set to throw down on Saturday night at UFC 246 at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas (only available on ESPN+) … that’s when the compliments will end.
Conor says he’s cut out booze in preparations for the fight … which means no beloved Proper 12.
The guys even shared a moment over their style — Conor complimented Cowboy’s python suit and both fighters bonded over PETA coming after them.
Oh … and both fighters have said this won’t be a grapple-fest — they wanna stand and bang!