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Conor McGregor On ‘Conan’: ‘I’m Going To Slap The Head Off’ Nate Diaz At UFC 196

Thu, March 3, 2016 11:52pm EDT by Beth Shilliday 3 Comments

Conor McGregor stopped by Conan O’Brien’s late night show on Mar. 3 to get in some last minute jabs about his upcoming UFC welterweight championship match against Nate Diaz, and boy did he have some trash talking about the big bout!

Irishman Conor McGregor is the most confident UFC fighter around and hit up Conan O’Brien‘s TBS talk show to dish on his upcoming match against welterweight champ Nate Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5. He brought his trademark swagger when it comes to his fighting skills, so read on for what he had to say.

We know Conor loves to trash talk his opponents, and his Conan appearance was the perfect platform for it. He good naturedly tore into Nate, calling him a”fat, skinny guy”and noting that even though Nate’s used to competing in the higher weight class as opposed to the 145 pound one Conor is the champion of, “I’m still gonna slap the head off him, in true warfare, weight is a non-issue.” What a tough guy!

But he’s not all cockiness, noting that his work ethic is the thing that has made him a champ. “Work hard, put in the time and you will succeed. That’s a philosophy I carry and my coaches carry…nothing can beat hard work,” Conor advised to the applause of the audience.

He discussed how he’s perfected the Capoeira Kick – where you place a hand on the mat and swing your leg around like a baseball bat at the opponent’s face, noting. “I think I might break it out and ping it across his head.” It looks absolutely terrifying, as Conor even gave Conan a demo, taking off his bright red jacket and pulling off the move. We can’t wait to see if he actually breaks it out in the octagon!

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The 27-year-old joked to Conan about his 13 second defeat of featherweight opponent Jose Aldo back in Dec. 2015, noting “I demolished him in less than an Instagram video.” Ouch! Conor’s mouth is as mighty as his swings! “I had him read and I broke him mentally before it even began.”

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The Irish butt-kicker is jumping up two weight classes to fight undefeated Nate in the welterweight championship bout at UFC 196. Nate accepted the fight on only 10 days notice after Conor’s scheduled fight for the lightweight division title against Rafael dos Anjos was called off after he broke his foot in late Feb. Good luck Conor, we’ll definitely be watching!

HollywoodLifers, do you think Conor will come out on top in his big bout at UFC 196?