Ahead of his highly anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor sits down with MMAFighting.com to talk about the fight and the journey of his fighting career.

During the nearly 24-minute interview, the UFC star discusses his beginnings in the fighting game and rise to stardom, how fatherhood has changed him and how he ended up in a boxing match with Floyd.

Elsewhere, McGregor denies he’s ever said anything racist against Mayweather or any other African America, the drama with sparring former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi, and beef with Warriors star Draymond Green.

Mayweather-McGregor takes place August 26 in Las Vegas.