My name is Conor McGregor and I live in Lucan.
I’m a professional MMA fighter with a record of four and one. I’m an up and coming fighter and without a doubt, you will see me on the UFC in the near future. Without a doubt.
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
I’ve always had visions of better. I’ve always visualized better. In times of struggle, like driving down in a banger of a car that I had to push-start. I’d be still driving a soft top Bentley around beautiful California, in my head. Low and behold, now I am driving a beautiful soft top Bentley around California. I always visualize good things I always visualize victory, success, abundance. I visualized it all, and it’s all happening.
Yeah, I don’t just knock them out, I pick the round, John. I said this, I’m sure you’s are probably all thinking in your head, “This guy is talking absolute dribble. He’s not gonna do what he says he’s gonna do.” You’s are probably all sitting there thinking that, but now here we are again and I done what I said I was gonna do. I feed off this. I feed of this. I love this stuff. This is what gives me energy, saying I’m gonna do something, putting it out there for the world to see, and then going out and doing it. There’s no better feeling in the world than that, and it’s as easy as that. Say what you’re gonna do, and go and do it.
I knew I was gonna be the person to bring martial arts to the public eye, and now it’s happening. There’s two things I’ve learned from these past seven months. Number one is that hard work pays off. Number two is that dreams come true, and that’s what’s happening.
It’s a beautiful feeling when preparation meets opportunity. Nothing is impossible. You know what I mean? You can achieve anything. I’m gonna continue going on this journey, and if the title shot is next, I will take it. If not, at the end of the day, I already feel like that is mine. I already feel like that belt is mine, so eventually, one by one, I will get every single one of them until there is no one left, and then I will decide what to do from there, but the belt is already mine, I feel.
All that matters is how you see yourself. If you see yourself as the king, you see yourself with all the belts and all everything, and no matter what no one else says, as long as you see that and really believe in it, that’s what’s gonna happen. Who can tell you otherwise? Who says what way you see things? Who says what you see out of your eyes?
I saw myself in that light. I saw myself as the number one, and then I saw myself as the champion, even before anyone else did. Just kept that in my head. That’s just the way it is. It’s 24/7 in me head. I always think about it and I’m always dealing. I don’t do anything else. Knowing that I have that kind of mentality about it, that’s what gives me comfort going into it.
Of course, I just realized the belt. That belt is on me 24/7. You need to tell yourself if you’re gonna win or lose. There is opponent. There’s no Jose Aldo. Who the fuck is Jose Aldo? There’s no, no one. You’re against yourself. I believe in myself so much that nothing is gonna stop me.
I am an Irish legend.
I’m a living legend. I see myself as the champ already.
Yeah. Of course. I see myself as the champ from day one. Before I even started training, I always saw myself as the champ. That’s how I see myself. I visualize myself already there. I visualize everything. I visualized this conversation. I visualize the walk out. I visualize everything going on. I have shots picked out that I’m gonna show in this fight in five weeks. I’ve seen everything in me head and now it’s gonna happen. You see it in your head, you’re gonna see it before your eyes. That’s what I say.
Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude. You know what I mean? It’s all in your head. You tell yourself, you are whatever you tell yourself you are. You know what I mean? I’m telling myself I’m the two way champ. That’s that. You know what they say, when you see in your head … Who says that? Someone says, when you see it in your head, you’re gonna see it before your eyes, and that’s what happens. I hope the spurs people to get out and chase what they are chasing and get after it. Have fun. I’m just here to have fun. When you have a love for life, it’s contagious. It just attracts good stuff and attracts good things to you and has been working for me so far. I’m just gonna keep going, keep having fun, and just keep doing what I’m doing, not change from me and just keep doing what I’m doing.
The new undisputed UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor. Conor, you’ve been dreaming about this moment. You’ve been talking about this moment. Honestly thought, does it feel the way you thought it would?
Yeah it does. It feels beautiful. I dreamt this so much, so clearly, so precisely, and so frequently that it has manifested itself into reality. That’s what I am feeling right now. It’s a dream come true.
I said his right hand would get him into trouble. It’s the shot I predicted. I said he’d overload on his right hand. I said I’d slip. I said I’d bang the left hook, and that’s what happened.
If you can see it here and you have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen. I see these shots. I see these sequences, and I don’t shy away from them. A lot of times people believe in certain things, but they keep to themselves. They don’t put it out there. If you truly believe in it, if you become vocal with it, you are creating that love, attraction, and it will become reality.
Conor, in February of 2013, we spoke for the first time. You didn’t have a car. You didn’t have a pot to piss in. All you had were blueberries. Now here you are with the undisputed gold, enjoy it my friend. You deserve it. You called it.
Yeah, from nothing to something to everything. That’s where I am right now.
Speaker 6: Undisputed UFC featherweight champion of the world, the notorious, Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor: I have been feeling like the UFC world champion since the day I arrived here.
Did you have faith, maybe, back then that your time would come and that you would be able to explode onto the scene as you had?
If I didn’t, it wouldn’t have happened. I had to believe in it. I had to feel it. I had to have faith in it for it to happen, so you’re damn right I did. I can do what I’ve been dreaming of, giving back to people who have given so much to me. I just wanted to give it back and help out and just do that. My mother and father are still young. Now they have their feet up. They can relax. They are in a new place, so it’s good. That’s something I always dreamed of. I always visualized what giving would feel like, giving to people who have given to me, what that would feel like. I always dreamed of just showing up one day and be like, “Here,” and that would always give me good feelings.
If you have a clear picture in your head of something that is gonna happen, and a clear belief in that, it will happen no matter what. Nothing can stop it. It is destined to happen. That’s what happens. It’s perfect.
I feel to be at the pinnacle of any game, whatever you do, you’ve got to be a little bit gone to it. You’re not all there. You’ve got to be almost insane to your craft. Not a lot of people can understand that. That’s why I don’t know about nothing else. I do not pay attention to nothing else.
When I was a kid I used to always visualize stadiums, and even when I was playing football, I’d kick the ball against the wall and pretend I scored a goal, and I’d run off and I’d be raising my hand and visualizing an arena full of fans. That was something I’d done as a kid out on my own, just running around kicking the ball. I always had these visions of something, but I just didn’t know what it was.
I think it’s important that you put a conscious effort into appreciating your surroundings. That’s what I do with this place. I absolutely love this city. You need to appreciate your surroundings and be grateful for it, and that’s when good things happen. To have that bitterness and that negativity, then things start going bad, so I think the fact that I have them thoughts and the fact that I appreciate everything, and I’m grateful for the things around me and the way things are going, that’s why it’s going so good for me. It’s crazy how things just form. Dreams just form into reality.
This is the law of attraction. You have to, in the struggle, when things are going good and you visualize these good things happening, you visualize more good things happening, that’s easy. What’s not easy to do is when things are going bad and you’re visualizing the good stuff. That was what I was able to do. I was able to, even though I was having these troubles at home, and even though I had no job, no … You know what I mean, or whatever. I didn’t know actually what I was doing. If it didn’t happen, it didn’t happen, but I still was able to feel like it was.
I still was able to go into a different … Like a kid would use his imagination, I was basically just using me imagination. Driving a little … Me girlfriend’s car, a little Peugeot 206, and I was driving that, shaking down the road, and I visualized that … I swear to god, sitting in the traffic and all, I visualized, I’m sitting here over the steering wheel visualizing a brand new car and visualizing good things in times of struggle. When you can do that, I think that really makes that law of attraction work. I think it really attracts the desire, because that is harder to do, when you’re in the struggle, to visualize these things.
They’re gonna think, what do you want to be? I don’t want to be anything? I am everything I want to be, and I’m already there. I don’t want anything. People say that I want this, I want to do this and I want to do that, but if the vibe you’re putting out is want, then they’re always gonna want. I always have the actual what I have. I always felt like I was a black belt, walking in there. I always felt like I was the world champ, and I always felt like I already could do everything. I was gonna tell you about the other day, I was one. Got the rental, walking around like I was fucking proud. I don’t want anything. I have it. That doesn’t matter. I have everything. I have everything.
I’ve done everything I said I was gonna do. I was laughed at. I was literally laughed at to win that second world title. I’ll tell you, when I first came into, I was gonna take these two world titles down, laughed at. That’s never gonna happen. An Irish man even winning the UFC. When I said that, I was laughed at. I said I was gonna win the two world titles. I won them. I’ve done everything I said I was gonna do. Every move is a calculated step. Make no mistake about that. It’s only January of 2017. I’m already the face of the UFC. I’m already the face of boxing. I’m already the face of the WWE, and I’m already the face of Hollywood. Yeah, and that’s only January. That’s only January.
In the media, I stated it many times. All the way up is a dream to climb above that cage and raise them two belts. That was in every interview I’ve ever done, so when I won the fight and they strapped … That Dennis Siver situation, when I grabbed the two belts, was before I’d even got one belt.
Conor McGregor: That’s how strong the power of visualization is. I wasn’t even the UFC world champion at that time, and already I was grabbing two of them and flaunting it in everybody’s face. I believed it was gonna happen. I put the work in for it to happen, and it happened. It’s a strong thing, the power of visualization.
That mother fucker’s been a part of my shit since I’m 16. 15-16, I started trying to play with that. I started trying to visualize things. I used to drive into a car park and try and visualize a car spot right next to the door, and try and get that car spot and really try and visualize … I’ve been playing with that love, attraction, and visualization a long time, since I first discovered it, if you can see it here. Even the other day, I left my home and I was flustered leaving the home.
I was rushed before I had to catch a flight here. I tried to rush into town, and I was in a hurry, panicking. I got pulled over for the old bill, in a sweat, and then I hit the city center, and then I hit a traffic jam. I’m saying it’s like, when you feel that rush, when you feel … It just keeps going and going and going, so I just sit and count to 10, patient, and then everything opened up for me and I rolled through. I don’t know. It’s been a part of my life a long time. I’ve been playing with it. I can’t pinpoint an actual moment, but I tell you what, it fucking works.