COLD AS ICE: DENNIS SIVER ON TRASH TALK, AMERICAN FANS, AND BEATING CONOR
By: Sascha Matuszak, FIGHTLAND
"Some of the world finally heard from Dennis Siver on Monday, when German-language MMA site GroundandPound published an interview in which Siver expressed his true feelings for his upcoming opponent, Conor McGregor:
“'I’ve never had a guy like this before,' Siver told Mark Bergmann. 'Every other opponent I’ve faced has been normal, I didn’t have any personal feelings toward them. But with this guy it’s different... at some point anyone would be fed up and want to settle the issue once and for all. I’m no different.'
“'Right now, smashing his face would be better than a title fight for me.'
"A rare outburst from a normally quiet fighter. That’s the effect a lot of trash talk can have, and a lot has been written about McGregor’s mental games and his supposed psychological advantage over opponents. We saw with the Poirier fight, and most recently with the Jones - Cormier fight, how important it is to keep your mental fortress intact, even if that means being slightly delusional."
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