For athletes who live to intimidate their opponents, using the third person is just a natural part of their swag.
Unlike those who are simply egomaniacal or speaking with bravado, these guys have the resume to back it up.
Here's a rule of thumb: if you can smell what The Rock is cookin', you should not enter into an athletic contest with him.
As much as I loathe to admit it, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fits this category.
In the clip above, Mayweather asserts, "Without the fans, Floyd Mayweather wouldn't be where he's at today."
And then, "I'm one of the best fighters to ever live."
Knowing those two lines means you will never have to watch a Mayweather interview again.
But the boxer boasts an undefeated professional career. He has earned the right to say this stuff.
And we should all be very afraid.