He Wants to Be…Like Bruce Lee
Everyone has their inspiration that they look to when they need some motivation. Some people listen to music. Some people read a book from their favorite motivational author. McGregor watches Bruce Lee, the undisputed master of the martial arts. It seems fitting, given McGregor’s chosen life path.
Like most highly competitive athletes, McGregor appreciates watching his particular discipline being demonstrated to perfection. Bruce Lee was the master of movement, and he held himself to the same ridiculously high standards as McGregor. Hearing that Lee is his idol makes complete and total sense.
McGregor also added another inspiration to his mantle. He said that he admired Muhammed Ali as well. It wasn’t his fighting style that caught McGregor’s eye however. It was the way that Ali could work a microphone and thrill a crowd that lights up McGregor’s eyes when he talks about him. Hearing that makes you think that McGregor is just getting started with his sense of showmanship.