Conor McGregor says Mexican fighters are ‘something out of thriller’ following Andy Ruiz shocking victory over Anthony Joshua.
An overweight, pudgy, short relatively unknown Mexican boxer named Andy Ruiz Jr. just shocked the world when he knocked out Anthony Joshua on short notice and suddenly the entire world took notice — including “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
McGregor, who is a former two-division MMA champion, took to Twitter to praise Ruiz and compare him to one of McGregor’s former opponents — Nate Diaz.
“I know first hand the toughness of the Mexican chin,” McGregor wrote next to a photo of he and Diaz. “They come up off the floor like something out of thriller. It is never over until it’s over with the Mexicans. God bless them. Congrats Andy Ruiz.”
McGregor faced Diaz twice. First when he suffered his first loss in the Octagon after the Hispanic fighter secured a rear-naked choke and forced the tap. Their rematch went much different and the pair fought five insane rounds with McGregor winning in the end. Many fans have been hopeful for a third bout between the two, though that has yet to come to fruition.
Thought McGregor doesn’t have a strong connection to boxing, he has entered the ring with one of the greatest boxers in modern time — Floyd Mayweather. Though he ended up on the losing end he garnered a lot of respect from the boxing community.
It has long since been thought that Hispanic fighters have grit and toughness unlike their non-Hispanic counterparts, but this is, of course, just a happy myth.
Ruiz stepped in to face Joshua after his original opponent, Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller tested positive for multiple PEDs. Many underestimated Ruiz due to his physique, but he proved everyone wrong when he knocked out Joshua in the seventh round.