With just less than 24 hours to the fight between McGregor and Mayweather, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has offered Conor McGregor the highest praise imaginable, by comparing himself to the Irish fighter.
The 35-year-old Swedish striker who recently signed a new deal at Manchester United, has never been short of self confidence in his career. The Swedish striker who has so much self confidence may also believe he is invincible.
Zlatan who spoke in an interview with SPORTBIBLE about McGregor’s fight against Floyd Mayweather, represents the ultimate compliment for the Irishman by saying: “He is the Ibrahimović of martial arts… and I’m the McGregor of the football world.”
Zlatan who is famously a huge MMA fan, and a skilled fighter himself and believes that the confidence of the Irish would see him through in the fight.
That perhaps explains why he is such a huge fan of UFC champ McGregor – and why he is backing him to upset the odds and hand Mayweather the first defeat of his career.
In the video Zlatan said:
“Here you have a guy that has made a career out of many years,” “and that is Mayweather.
“And then you have the other guy that has made a career in a short time, but … he made himself a big name.
“Everything he said he did, and in this case, you have the MMA going into the boxing.
“Before, you had the boxing trying the MMA and he was outclassed immediately.
“Me as a huge fan of the MMA, I see this fight… I don’t know. It can go both ways.
“Either what people predict that Mayweather will win easy, which I don’t believe.
I think it’s a hard fight, I think… Mayweather…
“Conor has a power he can knock you out from every angle.
“And he has a confidence, like me.
“He is the Ibrahimović of martial arts and I’m McGregor of the football world.
“So I see him with his confidence. He will win.”