‘It’s a Very Stressful and Crazy Life’- Georges St-Pierre Hopes Conor McGregor Will Come Back Stronger

Published 08/09/2021, 1:14 AM EDT


UFC legend and former dual division champ Georges St-Pierre wished fellow legend Conor McGregor makes a successful comeback after suffering back-to-back losses. McGregor, who recently lost his second straight fight to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, underwent successful surgery recently after snapping his leg in the fight.

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Recently, GSP made his way to an interview with Robin Black on the Haymakers YouTube channel. The ‘Rush’ described McGregor‘s recent downfall as one of the challenges of being a world-renowned professional fighter.

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The Canadian said, “There is a lot of ups and downs. I’m not only talking about loss and wins in your fights, I’m talking about management, I’m talking about problems with money and entourage.”

“It’s a very stressful and crazy life. I wish for Conor McGregor that he gets things sorted out, and he comes back stronger. I wanna see him come back. He has a bad boy image, but I like the attention he brings to the sport,” St-Pierre added.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates after knocking out Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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Well, his words might help ‘The Notorious’ one as he is recovering from a nasty injury suffered just a month ago. His doctors have ruled him out for the rest of the year to give him ample time to recover from the surgery.

Georges St-Pierre on the highs and lows of being an MMA fighter

There are hardly a few who can claim to achieve the same level of dominance in MMA as the ‘Rush‘. Yet, the Saint-Isidore born has suffered setbacks too in his career. He, too, dealt with the highs and lows of being an MMA fighter.

“Well, I’m a success, but don’t forget that my life was like this (with up and down gesture). Everybody’s life, it’s a cycle,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Maybe something bad will happen or whatever, and it will go down.”

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“But the key is, when it goes down, you have to work very hard to keep your mind focused to make it go up. But as you get older it tends, in my case, to get more stable.”

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Although now a retired mixed martial artist, the Canadian still has a huge fan following. Recently, he intended to take part in a boxing fight. But Dana White blocked his move as he is still under a UFC contract despite not fighting since 2017.

 

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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