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.
In July, McGregor, one of the UFC’s hottest prospects, takes on divisional king Jose Aldo at UFC 189 in Las Vegas. 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 has one of Hollywood’s biggest stars seeing a lot of himself in the Irish upstart.
"I love that guy," Johnson said in a recent interview. "What I love about Conor is the same thing, by the way, what I love about Aldo. With Aldo, there’s a quiet confidence. In Conor, the confidence is not quiet.
"It reminds me of how I was in the WWE, man. I was bold, talking [expletive] and there was nothing I wouldn’t say … obviously in the WWE it’s a work. It’s not real, weRead More »from Conor McGregor's showmanship, trash-talking raises The Rock's eyebrow