Conor McGregor quotes Rocky villain Ivan Drago in latest Floyd Mayweather training camp video

McGregor tweeted a video with the caption 'If he dies, he dies'

Sunday 09 July 2017 11:17
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Conor McGregor appears to be taking inspiration from the Rocky movies ahead of his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather – and has been quoting series villain Ivan Drago in an attempt to intimidate his opponent.

The trash talk between the two men is beginning to heat up, with the super-fight less than two months away.

But McGregor has taken things up a notch or two, by channelling the cold-hearted Russian villain of Rocky IV.

The Irish UFC superstar this weekend shared another video from inside his training camp, along with the caption: “If he dies. He dies.”

That’s just what Drago says at the beginning of the fourth Rocky film, while beating Carl Weathers’ character Apollo Creed to a pulp.

Mayweather and McGregor meet on 26 August in Las Vegas

Despite McGregor’s apparent affection for Drago, the real-life Rocky has come out in support of the two-weight UFC world champion.

Sylvester Stallone has tipped McGregor to win the Las Vegas showdown, and claimed that the much-criticised fight is in fact good for the sport of boxing.

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“You know who's gonna win. You know who's gonna win!” he told TMZ Sports this week.

“I only got the underdog. It's great for boxing. [McGregor]'s a real life Rocky. But then again ... I live in fantasy.

“[Mayweather]'s gonna get hurt,” he added. “Nah, I'm only kidding. Let's put it this way guys, it's never been done before. Never been done before! So you never know.”

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