Conor McGregor doesn’t need to look very far for motivation leading up to his Aug. 26 Las Vegas showdown with undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.
The MMA star and self-described “filthy Irish animal” also appears to have become something of an art patron during the training stage before the big fight.
Images taken at McGregor’s gym and posted to his social media accounts on Monday show a huge mural of the UFC champ landing a left hook on Mayweather’s jaw.
“I am a filthy Irish animal,” reads one caption for a picture of McGregor looking comfortable in the ring — an unfamiliar setting for the ordinarily caged fighter — as he stands in front of the portrait.
“Tunnel vision,” reads another, which prominently features Mayweather taking the jab as the real McGregor focuses on a punching bag.
There had been plenty of trash talk even before the pair announced news of the fight last week, but McGregor’s mural takes things up a notch.
In fact, Mayweather’s portrayal in the painting even resembles his dad, Floyd Mayweather Sr., whose image McGregor used to confirm the fight was on.
That slight dig has taken a different form with a full-scale art project. And though Mayweather, who’s coming out of retirement for the bout, is no novice when it comes to trash talk, McGregor is clearly up for the challenge.