The highly-anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is still over two months away but the UFC champion is already trash talking his future opponent — and using artwork to make his point.
“I am a filthy Irish animal,” McGregor bragged on Twitter Tuesday, posing in his gym in front of a giant mural depicting himself knocking out the boxer with his lethal left-hand punch.
The painting is the work of Irish street artist Subset, according to the Telegraph, who hails from McGregor’s home city of Dublin.
I am a filthy Irish animal. pic.twitter.com/n2dETi40b2
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 20, 2017
McGregor and Mayweather will face off in the ring in real-life on Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
While Vegas odds have Mayweather as favorite with -600 odds, McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, has predicted a knockout victory for the Irishman.
“I have no doubt in my mind he’s going to do it,” Roddy told the MMA Fighting podcast, the Telegraph reported.
“I think it’s going to be one of the most insane nights ever. It’s a tall task. But if anybody could do it, Conor can. He shocks the world every time. Every time he fights he’s doubted, people are like, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that.'”
While we’re sure Mayweather’s camp doesn’t agree with that, we’ll have to wait for the super fight to find out.