We all know what lies ahead in just a couple of weeks.
In between stuffing takedowns from Marcelo Garcia black belt Dillon Danis, and tornado kicking Artem Lobov, McGregor takes time out to speak to UFC Countdown's crew.
"I don't think he's going to last anywhere near the fifth round. If he does, he'll never fight again," McGregor said about Alvarez. "If he does, I'll take my hat off to his heart but he'll be like Nate [Diaz], he'll never, ever, ever be the same again. But, if he does make it to the fifth, that's when I take off."
McGregor attributes this newfound energy to their scientific training methods implemented before his rematch with Nate Diaz.
"All you have to do is look at the results," McGregor said. "It took me three months—not to last two rounds—but to outlast a triathlete over five rounds who had thirty pounds on me."
"We're releasing a training program. A three month training program where people can join in the training methods that I went through in preparation for the second Diaz fight," McGregor said. "We're looking forward to getting that off the ground and changing people's lives with this. It changed my life."
Whether the facts are all there in the mythos McGregor waxes poetically about doesn't really matter, because at the core of it, the work ethic is what matters, and nobody can deny actions.
Even at this point in his career, McGregor feels he is doubted. The upcoming fight between him and Alvarez at UFC 205 is much like the fight at #UFC189 with Chad Mendes. This is a contest many of his peers feel McGregor isn't up to the challenge for, but more so, that it's something McGregor simply doesn't deserve.
"All I hear is complaining, bitching and moaning. You want this, you want what I got, you've got to put in the f-ckin work. As far as I'm seeing, nobody's putting in the work," McGregor said. "Everyone's talking. Everyone's thinking 'just cause Conor has it, I should have it'. No, no — I didn't always have it, there's a reason why I have it. I had to work my f-ckin bollocks off to get it. Here I am, still working, while they're talking."
On November 12th at #MadisonSquareGarden, McGregor gets the chance to once again put his money where his mouth is.