The ‘Fighting Irishman’ Conor McGregor wasn’t his normal self at the UFC 246 press conference ahead of facing Donald Cerrone

Conor McGregor sat down in his normal cocky style as on the other end of the table his rival at UFC 246, Donald Cerrone grabbed his chair.

Dana White was standing at the microphone and allowed the press reports to ask questions to the two before their fight on Sunday.

Normally, you would get a cocky McGregor talking trash and getting under the skin of his opponent.

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Conor McGregor faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 (Image credit: Getty)

However, a different side of the Irishman was on show as he made his return to UFC action post the loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The first answer set off the tone for the press conference and fight, McGregor was asked if he was worried about returning to action again after the brawl against Nurmagomedov.

McGregor cut a respectful tone and said he was extremely grateful to the UFC and America for helping him become who he is:

“I’m very, very grateful. Honoured and happy to be here on US soil. Back here in America, back here in Las Vegas, I’ve had so many amazing moments here, my life has changed in America.”

The former champion also added that he was honour to perform for the people and finished this question in true McGregor fashion:

“I’m very grateful for this country and I’m very honoured to perform for the people here.

“I’m a fighter and an entertainer.”

McGregor didn’t seem worried about not having a future in UFC after his suspension after the Nurmagomedov brawl, and he had a lot of respect for his opponent too.

Cerrone earns Conor’s respect

McGregor went on to say that he respects Cerrone and claimed that blood would be spilled on Sunday, but it wouldn’t be “bad blood”.

Cerrone also cut a similar tone as the respect was shared from the other side of the table too.

McGregor was later asked if he was open to fighting at UFC 248, which is just a couple of months away.

The Irishman was more than willing to fight if he came out from this one, and didn’t care who his opponent was.

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McGregor was ready to fight in any division and claimed he was in prime condition to go.

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