Conor McGregor talks UFC 257, Khabib & more | Extended Interview | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show

Jan 17, 2021
1 637 843 Views

Sign up for ESPN+ and buy UFC 257 bit.ly/38Ywu8F
Conor McGregor speaks with Ariel Helwani on camera for the first time since beating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 to discuss what the last 12 months have been like for McGregor, including his retirement announcement on (5:54) social media. “The Notorious” describes what his relationship with UFC president Dana White is like at the moment and why he wanted to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Conor also discusses (18:56) Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement and how many times he (22:14) hopes to compete in 2021.
#UFC #McGregoe #ESPNMMA
✔ Donate now to Jimmy V Fund here: www.v.org/v-week/
✔ For more UFC, sign up for ESPN+ espnplus.com/ufc/youtube
✔ Get the ESPN App: www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn
✔ Subscribe to ESPN on USworlds: es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoUSworlds
✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on USworlds: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC
✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on USworlds: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN
✔ Watch ESPN on USworlds TV: es.pn/USworldsTV
ESPN on Social Media:
► Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/espn
► Like on Facebook: facebook.com/espn
► Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/espn
Visit ESPN on USworlds to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more.
More on ESPN.com: www.espn.com

Comments
  • McGregor belongs in wwe he knows how to talk and entertain before a fight... Im glad he is doing well in life ...win or lose he is making a lot of money. Good for him.

    Big T 92Big T 9216 hours ago
  • Conor and Khabib on the ultimate fighter on my god that would be amazing

    Samuel KingSamuel King5 days ago
  • Conor: "I fought the best of Khabib, he fought the worst of me." This guy should consult a psychiatrist.

    Ghufran MuhammadGhufran Muhammad9 days ago
  • Mcgregor needs ido portal back

    Sixpenny ProductionsSixpenny Productions9 days ago
  • Talented guy . But not top tier. His mouth made him a star more than his skill in the ring. Sure he had impressive wins. He is way more talented than I am. He couldn't bear Khabib and I don't think he would stand a chance against Oliveira or Michael Chandler or Gajthe . Imho

    D DD D10 days ago
  • Remember that shoulder knockout of Cerrone? Suspect fight against an aged Cerrone. I am sorry if there ever was a fixed fight I'm sticking with that one.

    D DD D10 days ago
  • Response to Jake Paul : " Im the whale, the whale doesnt react to the bait, the fish react to the bait"

    tommy Dawsontommy Dawson14 days ago
  • Conor, go to Japan or China to become even better, Thailand and Russia would be amazing to be a true Goat

    tommy Dawsontommy Dawson14 days ago
  • Khabib is just a beast but Conor motivates me to live a better life smh

    tommy Dawsontommy Dawson14 days ago
  • Is Conor delusional? " I m still the champion".. lolz

    Jernej PirihJernej Pirih19 days ago
  • ariel looks like animated person in a playstation

    Philip Justin TomacruzPhilip Justin Tomacruz20 days ago
  • Mc Gregor talking gash !

    karl smithkarl smith20 days ago
  • this is the only guy that I know and seen putting so much effort and train just to loss like a champ! this guy lost plot like seriously he reckons his the top fighter haha omg!

    mighty Grapplingmighty Grappling23 days ago
  • Khabib smahed you Conner, you tapped out....It is what it is...

    Ray RayRay Ray23 days ago
  • "Khabib fled the cage" joke off the year after conner getting knocked out 😂😂😂😂😂

    Haider ShaffiHaider Shaffi28 days ago
    • He’s talking about after the fight

      G BobbyG Bobby15 days ago
  • The attractive paul largely saw because society psychologically crawl until a forgetful sun. curious, null onion

    Taylor MichaelTaylor Michael28 days ago
  • It was red panty night for Ariel ye, back home with his wife DC

    bowen voowybowen voowy28 days ago
  • Well...this didnt age well lol

    Alex GomezAlex Gomez29 days ago
  • Focused conor can get knocked out

    KUNAL BAJAJKUNAL BAJAJ29 days ago
    • WhatsApp +1..6..1..8..2..2..1..4..3..9..6

      Ivan On TechIvan On Tech23 days ago
    • Massage to start making profits in crypto

      Ivan On TechIvan On Tech23 days ago
  • Dam it feels good to watch this after he got knocked out 😂😂😂

    CassieCassie29 days ago
    • Conor was good at an oversized 145 who paid Aldo to lose, which destroyed Aldo mentally.

      bowen voowybowen voowy28 days ago
  • Can't wait till this fool mcgregor is no longer relavent.

    Arnulfo jr GascaArnulfo jr Gasca29 days ago
  • 25:38 "It could be anyone, in any sport. UFC261 be like: Conor McGregor vs Ronnie O'Sullivan

    WeyrdSonRecordsWeyrdSonRecordsMonth ago
  • Mctapper to maclosser to macsleeper. What a joke dis guy is

    KUNAL BAJAJKUNAL BAJAJMonth ago
    • Dustin poirer took Conor down. Game over with khabib still not good enough to face him. Dustin fought the best shape Conor and knocked him out.

      CassieCassie29 days ago
  • "Anyone in any sport" - can't wait to see Conor become Formula One Champion. Lewis Hamilton, be ready.

    soinu foigsoinu foigMonth ago
  • He is more humble, now his a father.♡♡♡♡🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪💚

    Leona neillLeona neillMonth ago
  • Conor “it is what it is” mcgregor

    Lydon RomeroLydon RomeroMonth ago
    • McGregor is down for a war with Proier!

      soinu foigsoinu foigMonth ago
  • This guy is so delusional when he talks about khabib

    1.21 Gigawatts1.21 GigawattsMonth ago
    • I don't see Conor McGregor is a good fighter, his an aggressive fighter yes but a good fighter no.

      minij hooiminij hooiMonth ago
  • 26:15 wow Khabib even made him stop drinking? Wow. Hats off to Khabib

    Awaited OneAwaited OneMonth ago
    • @minij hooi HAHAHAHHA

      Abdul RehmanAbdul Rehman5 days ago
    • McGregor is down for a war with Proier!

      minij hooiminij hooiMonth ago
  • Old drunk men hitting racist evil man. Connor. He abused mayweather while his daughter was their. He was made off mayweathers back. Then Khabib mokested him severely then Dustin sounded on him i mean how much can a man lie? This guy was fake from day one. Media hyped him. End game.

    Awaited OneAwaited OneMonth ago
  • It was red panty night for Ariel ye, back home with his wife DC

    Emily AnEmily AnMonth ago
  • I was dying when conor said khabib left him to fight his family members lmfaooo

    Spiritual AlexiSpiritual AlexiMonth ago
  • very well. Well played Dustin!

    minij hooiminij hooiMonth ago
  • Too much booze, whores, and coke beat this once good fighter.

    cock blockercock blockerMonth ago
    • Connor have you not noticed? Biden is president now, covid is gone now!

      Emily AnEmily AnMonth ago
  • Conor was good at an oversized 145 who paid Aldo to lose, which destroyed Aldo mentally.

    cock blockercock blockerMonth ago
  • SONIC chicken sands SUCK!

    cock blockercock blockerMonth ago
    • 1:02xxxx

      minij hooiminij hooiMonth ago
  • 5:08 Vaccines ain't "Health-a-ly" lad

    Ray EscortRay EscortMonth ago
  • Dustin poirer took Conor down. Game over with khabib still not good enough to face him. Dustin fought the best shape Conor and knocked him out.

    AtomAtomMonth ago
  • He blew his chances for a Khabib rematch now 😂 Finally had a chance to prove himself. But Poirier finished him.

    eppsislikeeppsislikeMonth ago
  • Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

    Ask to seduce MissAsk to seduce MissMonth ago
  • Hhhhhhh shity this man only tolka much he satan shity

    Moge MuseMoge MuseMonth ago
  • McGregor is down for a war with Proier!

    Jack BoronJack BoronMonth ago
  • I don't see Conor McGregor is a good fighter, his an aggressive fighter yes but a good fighter no.

    Monkey PoliceMonkey PoliceMonth ago
    • The easy girl operationally terrify because child contemporaneously trot mid a hallowed angle. fortunate, frequent spot

      Ask to seduce MissAsk to seduce MissMonth ago
  • He speaks of the 155ers - Dustin, Khabib, Nate... as if they are the 45ers - Siver, Mendes, Brandao... "If they can take the shots..." Hey bro, get this - they can take the shots. If you're banking on the magic power that worked against small 145ers to carry you through against the elite at 155, you're going to be stuck in the mud for a long time. They absolutely can and will be able to take the shots. Sooner you figure that out, sooner you might get on track to a winning record again.

    letmeknowhowthatgoesletmeknowhowthatgoesMonth ago
  • They had a "What's the next belt for you" dinner. Lol, what a joke.

    letmeknowhowthatgoesletmeknowhowthatgoesMonth ago
  • "I am still the champion, I will show it with my performances" Lol what a clown. The fact that he says Khabib is afraid to fight him shows McGregors full delusion. Still no humility, even tho he was begging for mercy in the octangon after getting his head caved in

    Sam WhSam WhMonth ago
  • I feel like the writing was on the wall in this interview, said he wasnt as active last year, and he retired because the UFC essentially shelved him. He hints he has a bit of ring rust multiple times, and when fighting Dustin, everyone should've seen it coming

    RichRichMonth ago
  • So happy Ariel got this interview. Conor is as loyal as they come.

    bofooit gojobofooit gojoMonth ago
  • Connor have you not noticed? Biden is president now, covid is gone now!

    ScottScottMonth ago
    • Lmfao

      Undead HunterUndead HunterMonth ago
  • This vid so cool !?

    fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhMonth ago
  • 1:02xxxx

    Bu ThuBu ThuMonth ago
    • 0:11 xx

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoMonth ago
  • Khabib scaRed?😂 he was nearly put you to sleep forever but your tap saved it .

    True FaceTrue FaceMonth ago
  • Connor is too cocky and he despises khabib, i kinda hate that, wish they would be friends

    TheRedTheRedMonth ago
    • Everything looks so good ???

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhhMonth ago
  • I have just as much admiration for Conor in defeat - than I do in a raucous, Irish, Conor-led party and celebration. Showed tremendous heart vs. Dustin despite this being Dustin's night. Kept taking shots at the end out of pure Will and Heart to survive. Much respect to both Champions. Nothing changed or changes. Loved these guys b4, love them now.

    Dave ReynoldsDave ReynoldsMonth ago
  • Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

    Nas 94Nas 94Month ago
  • Mcgregor needs to get his footwork coach back.. His movementt look stiiff and unbalanced.. Slow and flat footed ..he moved alot better when he was training with his movement coach

    Eliseo E Galvan jrEliseo E Galvan jrMonth ago
  • very well. Well played Dustin!

    zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyMonth ago
  • The easy girl operationally terrify because child contemporaneously trot mid a hallowed angle. fortunate, frequent spot

    Robert EdwardsRobert EdwardsMonth ago
  • From savage trash talking assassin to Soft nice humble guy.

    Frank WhiteFrank WhiteMonth ago
    • One answer: Khabib.

      eppsislikeeppsislikeMonth ago
  • 'I'm going to knock him out in 60 seconds' 'If he can last, he can last but it's going to be a smooth one for me' 'Dustins good but I'm the double greatest' This isn't going to age very well. Well played Dustin!

    Bilal SaeedBilal SaeedMonth ago
    • Only if you care ya

      Sixpenny ProductionsSixpenny Productions9 days ago
    • That’s just confidence.

      ryan oryan oMonth ago
  • Lol. He got knocked the f out.

    Peter LearyPeter LearyMonth ago
  • Sad to say as great as Connor is this version of him, won't get it done in the ufc, his heart is into greater beyond fighting

    J And1J And1Month ago
    • very well. Well played Dustin!

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyMonth ago
  • Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

    niduoe streniduoe streMonth ago
  • hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    ReddsReddsMonth ago
  • 😂🤣😂

    Cole SteeleCole SteeleMonth ago
  • 0:11 xx

    Hu HuHu HuMonth ago
  • Saying Khabib is scared of him is completely delusional. Khabib whooped him and made him tap. He had 1 good round and thinks he won and is still champ. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Frank ErnestFrank ErnestMonth ago
    • @Justin bautista that was not a point decision he tapped

      addy redaddy redDay ago
    • @innosanto tap tap buddy tap tap

      addy redaddy redDay ago
    • @Justin bautista If you don’t like ground fighting, watch boxing or kickboxing. People even hold in those two sports. That is called reality. If a guy can hold a guy down for 5 minutes and beat on him and the other guy can’t get up, that is tough shizz. Learn to get up or not be taken down

      Frank ErnestFrank Ernest3 days ago
    • Come on that is bs. Conor could have beat Khabib in that match.

      innosantoinnosanto4 days ago
    • Khabib held him the entire time, there was only one round where he actually threw punches on the ground. McGregor would whoop now

      Justin bautistaJustin bautista4 days ago
  • Something was off about Connor heading into the fight. Maybe he’s off steroids,

    Bob FresnoBob FresnoMonth ago
  • I love seeing this Conner. Much Respect

    Big Chief 81Big Chief 81Month ago
  • Great interview!

    Randy CapeRandy CapeMonth ago
  • i guess it is what it is

    Jonatan HultqvistJonatan HultqvistMonth ago
  • TRASH fighter One win in 5 YEARS

    Colleen KennedyColleen KennedyMonth ago
    • Hate your plants

      John Wayne On AcidJohn Wayne On AcidMonth ago
    • Yeah, it's time for the sport and fans to move on from this guy.... he's like the male Ronda Rousey.

      Andy FreemanAndy FreemanMonth ago
  • I am watching this after Porier KO-ed Conor, and its just hilarious hahahhaha

    Mohammed AbdullatifMohammed AbdullatifMonth ago
    • @innosanto agreed

      Mohammed AbdullatifMohammed Abdullatif2 days ago
    • Conor has lost his focus. It is clear since before Mauweather

      innosantoinnosanto4 days ago
    • No one can beat motivated Conor....

      Killthebatman87Killthebatman8728 days ago
    • @Eileen Dalton 💎💎💎💎💎

      Numb ChumpskyNumb ChumpskyMonth ago
    • @Eileen Dalton Jake Paul gonna knock him out

      MonkeMonkeMonth ago
  • Man this HURTS. If anyone actually believe this is good news for the sport, then they're crazy. With him losing, we'll never get to see that rematch with Khabib. The way he lost was extremely worrying as well. He got rocked with one punch. I just couldn't believe it.

    R NR NMonth ago
  • Conor has made his money and lost the hunger , it’s a natural human fact . What your seeing is a guy who knows his hunger is gone but he is turning up for more money 💴

    Neil Mc cannNeil Mc cannMonth ago
  • Go hit an old man in a bar ! Khabeeb is way above your league looser.

    mich Zmich ZMonth ago
  • Welp

    Delonte GoatonDelonte GoatonMonth ago
  • Hype vs reality. Dustin didn't take a dive like Cerrone did.

    Peter TPeter TMonth ago
    • @Terra Firma Then he has an ulcer for Floyd Mayweather.

      Peter TPeter TMonth ago
    • envy is the ulcer of the soul

      Terra FirmaTerra FirmaMonth ago
    • @Milind Nair All these butthurt clowns. Keep em coming.

      Peter TPeter TMonth ago
    • Oh yeah dude , Jose took a dive as well stfu

      Milind NairMilind NairMonth ago
    • @Peter T you dont

      BaigelManiaBaigelManiaMonth ago
  • Who’s here after the fight?

    corey bakercorey bakerMonth ago
    • 100%

      Terra FirmaTerra FirmaMonth ago
  • chuf chuf...

    abreyuabreyuMonth ago
  • Connor should just retire. He’s washed up now

    Bob DBob DMonth ago
    • He never was good. He is just a hype machine UFC created.

      joe roganjoe roganMonth ago
  • Time to enjoy life with your family, khabib is levels above all especially too ahead of conor

    LondonzM AliLondonzM AliMonth ago
  • Charlie and whiskey 🥃 takes its toll in the end.

    TripDarlinTripDarlinMonth ago
  • I actually do believe he can beat Khabib now.

    AlexAlexMonth ago
  • Who is here after Conor took the L against Dustin 😆😆

    ZofarZofarMonth ago
    • @Pratik Garkar He put himself in the position to fight Floyd Mayweather bec before that he was the 1st ever UFC Featherweight & Lightweight champ. Also managed to become the most popular mixed martial artist of all time in such a limited amount of time, he did that on his own.

      Mikail MoorajMikail Mooraj28 days ago
    • @Mikail Mooraj success ?? He did nothing .... Floyd Mayweather change his life ...this chicken 🐔 don't even know how to box

      Pratik GarkarPratik Garkar28 days ago
    • @GreenFridays Exactly, they are all just jealous of his success so they need to spread hatred bec they arent in the position he is in. Im happy & proud of Conor for everything, I know he will bounce back easily & I wish him all the best & more success !

      Mikail MoorajMikail MoorajMonth ago
    • So basically, you were a couch potato this weekend? And you still haven't accomplished half as much as Conor? Got it.

      GreenFridaysGreenFridaysMonth ago
    • Yh he’s washed up ,he ain’t going to have a win streak more than 2 fights in this division

      Crab Purger JeffersonCrab Purger JeffersonMonth ago
  • Conor wasn’t moving well. Focused on boxing and boxing mega fights in training clearly.and it showed. Not fluid

    Mark GMark GMonth ago
    • He said post-fight interview The leg kicks did it for him. It messed up his flow

      Peter GunnarsenPeter GunnarsenMonth ago
  • Bye bye McGregor

    Mo DatooMo DatooMonth ago
  • My heart wanted Dustin to win, but i predicted Connor would win. I’m glad Porier won ✅

    JanHayastanMusicJanHayastanMusicMonth ago
  • Who’s here after the fight with Dustin Poirier Habib like 😂😂😂😂😂

    LYB RebelLYB RebelMonth ago
  • Salam Mr. Conor , I invite you to find your way to the truth religion, Islam. That is the BIGGEST Win

    Mehdi BlidiMehdi BlidiMonth ago
  • DIRECTED BY ROBERT J. WILDE 😂😂😂

    V MV MMonth ago
  • Dam it feels good to watch this after he got knocked out 😂😂😂

    AdamAdamMonth ago
    • @Adam Before the fight they were like oh hes never been more motivated or sharper and now theyre like he lacks motivation and sharpness smfh

      adils786adils786Month ago
    • Colt 45 how many excuses does Conor like is supposed to have bro he got dominated simple as that

      AdamAdamMonth ago
    • Dustin got his revenge. Conor lost that twitch and got rusty in the left hand. him trying to learn new techniques screwed him long term.

      Colt 45Colt 45Month ago
  • Conor just got KO'd 😂😂😂 FOH fanboys!

    Ace AceAce AceMonth ago
  • conor washed, he fights for money lol clearly he isnt the same anymore

    DDMonth ago
  • Well!!!!

    Gustave NishimirweGustave NishimirweMonth ago
  • Beer bug lies!!!!

    bigandfatty1bigandfatty1Month ago
  • Какие мерзкие хари!

    BARK S63BARK S63Month ago
  • What On earth is he on about 😂

    James LockJames LockMonth ago
  • 11:50 - 12:30 these few seconds means sooo much to me. Thank You McConnor The Reason why i love him so much is freakin easy and weird, :))))))))))) The inner Intensity Greatness of Power is so enormous. he can beat and compete to everybody doesnt matter which sport. Just an incredible Fighter with nobody to compare, esssence of life.

    nEnomat46nEnomat46Month ago
  • This little leprechaun got smashed. He was acting all high and mighty in the press conferences but when it came to walk the walk he's got a beating. You will never be no1 live in the shadow of the great khabib who smashed you up.

    Mohammed KamranMohammed KamranMonth ago
  • Bro Connor got finished . It wasn’t a close fight . Did any of you Connor d riders actually watch the fight ? Talking that sh

    Ben TenBen TenMonth ago
USworlds