Zlatan backs McGregor to beat Mayweather - 'he is the Ibrahimovic of the martial arts world'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has backed Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, saying the Irishman is the ‘Ibrahimovic of the martial arts world’.
The Manchester United striker, who re-signed for the club this week and has a black belt in taekwondo, has firmly backed the underdog ahead of the biggest fight of the year.
"Here you have a guy that has made a career out of many years and that is Mayweather,” said the 35-year-old in an interview with Sport Bible.
"And then you have the other guy that has made a career in a short time, but he made himself a big name.
"Me as a huge fan of the MMA, I see this fight. I don’t know. It can go both ways.
"Conor has a power he can knock you out from every angle. And he has a confidence, like me.
" He is the Ibrahimovic of martial arts and I’m McGregor of the football world."
"So I see him with his confidence. He will win. Because he believes in himself so much and like I say, in everything you do the mental part is 50%.
"If you have the mental, the head, you can do it and achieve. And then at the same time he’s skilful, he is the one he is. So I believe in Conor!”