Conor McGregor Makes a Wholesome Change to Twitter Profile Picture

Published 03/29/2021, 11:45 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Conor McGregor is one of the most memorable fighters to ever enter the UFC. He has set almost every PPV record for the company imaginable and is widely credited with bringing the shift to ‘money fights’ for top UFC fighters. His impact on the sport will never be matched, which is why we see so many fighters today use the Conor McGregor route to success.

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McGregor has achieved most of what he set out to. He has set his family up for generations and has won everything he tried to win. But his record has been a little spotty with losses in recent years, which has kept his fighting career alive. Despite that happening, Conor has made a public change to being respectful and nice. His Twitter profile picture seems to represent that as well.

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After his fight career is in the books, McGregor will fall back to family life. As a result, he has started to appreciate moments with his child and wife a lot more. This is another sign of McGregor dropping his old style. But this doesn’t mean that Conor is going soft, and he will have the chance to prove it at UFC 264.

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Conor McGregor has refocused himself and changed his priorities. He isn’t chasing unfeasible fights and trying to return to fighting regularly. The quick turn-around to face Dustin Poirier is a shining example of that. Many fighters have spoken about how parental experiences change their mindset inside the cage.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

McGregor may have regretted being as polite with Poirier as he was, but it is better to be real than manufacture dissent. We have seen the relationship the pair share now, so it will be hard to buy into Conor switching back to his old silver-tongue days of burying opponents verbally.

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The second fight wasn’t the best McGregor we have seen, not even close. But everyone could see the flashes he still has of excellent and dangerous technique. One can never count him out, and this rematch will be exciting.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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