The rise and fall of Conor McGregor has been one incredible journey. Conor became the biggest star in the history of the sport when he became the two-division champion. And now his back is against the wall as he looks to make his octagon return after the loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. There have been a lot of speculations surrounding what version of Conor are we going to get at UFC 246. Well, it seems the old Conor McGregor is back.
In a recent interview with MacLife, Conor stated what a turning point the loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov has been.
“The disrespect I received from many in the business, sometimes it causes me to react and I reacted to disrespect. No more. I am focused on myself. I believe in myself. And I am back.” stated the former lightweight champion.
Ever since the fight between Conor and Cowboy has been made official, many have accused Conor of picking the comparatively an easier fight. Conor puts all those accusations to rest and said that he let the UFC decide who he fights next. He also showed interest in fighting Justin Gaethje once he gets past Donald Cerrone.
Conor addressed this loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov and blamed himself for his disappointing performance. However, the lesson is learned as Conor McGregor has made the necessary corrections ahead of his octagon return.
“I have been putting in the work, focused work, committed work. You are not touching me then. No one is touching me. The last camp was horrendous. I have no one to blame but myself. And I did blame myself. And I made the correction. I am listening to myself and I am doing my work that I know I need to do.” claimed Conor.
Khabib Nurmagoemdov is not the only one Conor is looking for. The welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman is also on the radar of the Notorious One as he wants the title at 170. However, it’s easier said than done. Usman is arguably the best fighter in the welterweight division at the moment and beating him is not a walk in the park. However, many doubted Conor when he took on the long-reigning featherweight king, Jose Aldo. Conor has made a career out of proving people wrong. He intends to do the same if he fights Usman for the title.
“A lot of people forget about my skill base. So I am going to go in there and remind them. I don’t feel these people are on my level when I am committed. I have not been committed in a while up until about a year ago. I started committing in myself and I look forward to come back and showcase my skills to the people.” said the former champion.
Conor has done some incredible things inside the octagon. His greatness can not be questioned considering his decorated resume. However, can he build himself back up and avenge his loss against Khabib Nurmagoemdov? or can he create history again by winning the welterweight title?
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