Before his big boxing endeavor, Conor McGregor was breaking barriers in mixed martial arts as well. He became a two-weight champion in Cage Warriors and then did the same in the UFC.

People have been doubting the loud mouth Irishman since his debut. But time and time again he has proven doubters wrong in devastating fashion.

“We’ve always done best when everybody is just mocking the idea of an unknown Dublin guy saying he’s going to take on the whole UFC roster and win the belt. Those challenges seem to bind us even closer than we already are. I’m really seeing that spirit lit up in the team. It’s always there, but for whatever reason, because we’re being laughed at because we’re being mocked, it’s making us even stronger,” said McGregor’s coach John Cavanagh in an interview with MMAFighting.com.

Team McGregor understands the challenge that awaits. They are facing the best defensive boxer of our time and there is no room for missed opportunities.

Obviously, we’re talking about one of boxing’s all-time greatest. But there are also some things that there’s openings. As [UFC president] Dana White has posted a few clips, nobody is perfect. Everybody can get it. We’re just looking to make those openings happen more often than they usually do,” the coach explained.

On August 26th the whole combat sports community will tune in and witness something memorable one way or another. Obviously, Kavanagh believes Team McGregor hold the keys to victory.

“Like I said, the mood in the camp is one of ready to see a lot of jaws drop on the night.”