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Conor McGregor: Talent doesn't exist, all humans are equal in potential

Conor McGregor believes that there is no such thing as talent in mixed martial arts.

Talented is a word that rolls off the tongue when describing newly crowned UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor. The Irishman has knocked out all but one of his UFC opponents, with many succumbing in the 1st round. But, according to McGregor, talent does not exist in the realm of combat sports, or perhaps sports altogether.

"There's no talent here, this is hard work," McGregor said in a recent short documentary. "This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that's that. I am not talented, I am obsessed."

The 27-year-old set a new UFC record when he KO'd former pound-for-pound #1 Jose Aldo in just thirteen seconds at UFC 194 on Dec. 12. McGregor caught "Scarface" with a swift counter left hand in the opening exchange to unify the featherweight titles and cement himself as one of the best p4p fighters in the sport.

The SBG Ireland product, who trains under the tutelage of John Kavanagh, has been called out by a who's who of fighters in the wake his stunning KO of Aldo. Nate Diaz, Charles Oliveira and Frankie Edgar have all campaigned for a fight against McGregor, with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos warning the Dubliner that 155 lbs. is his territory.

According to Kavanagh, Edgar, Diaz and Oliveria will have to wait, as his prized pupil will look to become the UFC's first-ever simultaneous two-division champion by taking on dos Anjos in his next fight. The UFC have yet to reveal who McGregor will face next.