Katie Taylor Gives a Shocking Comment on Conor McGregor, Compares ‘The Notorious’ to Muhammad Ali

Published 12/21/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Nevada , United States – 10 July 2021; Conor McGregor before his lightweigh fight with Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor, without a doubt, is the biggest combat sports personality of all time. The Irishman, in his UFC stint, went on to become the biggest superstar of MMA. Apart from his trash talks, and other controversies, McGregor is known for taking a stand for his compatriots and close ones.

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‘The Notorious’ shares a special relationship with many fighters from Ireland. Katie Taylor, too, holds a spot on his list. Over the past few years, McGregor and Taylor’s bond has only gotten better and they share massive respect for each other’s achievements.

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Recently, Taylor, who was on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, opened up and gave an honest notion about the ex-UFC double champ. She said, “He’s always been a fantastic support to me, but I think he’s just someone who’s actually transcended the sport. He’s like for me, is the Muhammad Ali of the UFC. He’s just a fantastic athlete and a great businessman as well.”

“What he’s done in the sport and UFC has been absolutely incredible and I don’t think he’s celebrated as much as he should be here in Ireland,” said Taylor.

McGregor has always lauded Taylor ‘The Bray Bomber’ for her efforts in the boxing space. He also met Taylor after her fight in 2018, and their photos went viral on the internet.

Katie Taylor and Conor McGregor – The biggest Irish fighting names of the modern era

Conor McGregor took over the MMA space and truly dominated it in his prime. At UFC 205, McGregor (the featherweight champion) beat Eddie Alvarez (the lightweight champion) and became the first-ever UFC double champ.

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On the other hand, Taylor, one of the most respected female fighters of all time, is the undisputed lightweight queen.

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Both McGregor’s and Taylor’s achievements make them stand apart from the rest. Without a doubt, this pair ranks among the best fighters all over the globe.

What do you make of ‘The Bray Bomber’s above comments? Do you think McGregor should get more credit for what he has done in the sport?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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