Ibrahimovic Backs McGregor To Beat Mayweather, Says “He’s The Ibrahimovic Of Martial Arts”

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has backed Irishman Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather in Saturday’s “Money Fight” in Las Vegas.

The 35-year-old Swede, who re-signed for United this week, continues his recovery from a knee injury that ended his season prematurely last April.

Speaking to Sport Bible, Ibrahimovic said: “Here you have a guy that has made a career out of many years and that is Mayweather, 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. Either what people predict that Mayweather will win easy, which I don’t believe.”

29-year-old Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-weight world champion, McGregor, will be making his boxing debut against undefeated Mayweather, as the Irishman has never boxed professionally.

“Conor has a power he can knock you out from every angle. And he has a confidence, like me,”

“He is the Ibrahimović 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%.” Ibrahimovic added.