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Zlatan backs McGregor to beat Mayweather - 'he is the Ibrahimovic of the martial arts world'

Zlatan backs McGregor - 'he is the Ibrahimovic of the martial arts world'
By Eurosport

26/08/2017 at 17:15

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%.

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"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!”

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