When I asked UFC champion Conor McGregor what his net worth is, he told me I'd crossed a line. "There's people buried in the desert for less than that," he replied. "You must think I trust you with these kind of things. How much are you worth?"
I quickly and humbly told him I'm not nearly as rich as he is.
McGregor has gained 25 pounds to move from featherweight to welterweight and will fight Nate Diaz in UFC 196 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The usual trash talking between fighters almost came to blows during the traditional faceoff Thursday, and the insults continued as the duo did a number of interviews via satellite.
Including one with yours truly.
Highlight? The 27-year-old McGregor asked me to send him a picture of myself, not realizing that I'm twice his age ("send it, don't be shy").
Lowlight? Diaz walking out of the interview. In more than 30 years in the business, that has never happened to me.