Conor McGregor has finished each of his last three opponents, including two inside of the first round.
Jose Aldo, McGregor’s opponent at UFC 189 and the reigning featherweight champion, has recorded just two finishes since signing with the promotion in 2011.
That hasn’t gone unnoticed by “Notorious.”
“As far as I am concerned, he is a coaster,” said McGregor, during the World Tour. “He has not finished anybody. He only has one legit finish. When I hit, they fall.
“When he hits, they don’t. He has 25 minutes to hide that chin from me. He hasn’t stopped anybody in five years, how is he going to stop me?”
Both of McGregor’s career losses have been via submission, with the last one coming in 2010. He’s stopped 11 of his opponents since, pushing his overall record to 17-2.
Some have wondered if all the hoopla surrounding the Irish fighter is staged to create talk and interest.
“There’s no character,” McGregor said. “That’s who I am. I’ll speak the truth and have a little fun also. Whether there are cameras here or not, I’m still the same.”
McGregor’s topped Dennis Siver, Dustin Poirier, Diego Brandao, Max Holloway and Marcus Brimage over the last two years, and each time, it has appeared as if his opponent is psyched out before the bout starts.
“When you sign up to fight me, it’s a whole different ballgame,” he said. “It just swarms people. They start shrinking in their seat. Their eyes start watering. They bottom lip starts quivering.
“They are fighting McGregor now; I feel them crumble every time.”