Conor McGregor's showmanship, trash-talking raise The Rock's eyebrow By Ryan McKinell, YahooSports.com
Dwayne Johnson knows a thing or two about what it takes to generate interest on a microphone. It's one of the reasons he is captivated by UFC featherweight title contender Conor McGregor.
McGregor, one of the UFC’s hottest prospects, takes on divisional king Jose Aldo at UFC 189 in Las Vegas in July. McGregor has built his rise on devastating performances inside the cage and wild media snippets outside of it.
Johnson, admittedly, loves watching a good fight, but it’s McGregor’s ability to generate buzz and create emotion that have one of Hollywood’s biggest stars seeing a lot of himself in the Irish upstart.