“Real Work Ethic”: Conor McGregor Sends a Message to Kellie Harrington Following Her Gold Medal Win at Tokyo Olympics

Published 08/08/2021, 9:50 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 15: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with the crowd during the UFC 246 press conference at Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort on January 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC superstar Conor McGregor recently congratulated Kellie Harrington for her gold medal win against Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira at the Tokyo Olympics.

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McGregor’s message reflects the Irish people’s sentiments, watching the 31-year-old put on what some claim to be one of the greatest Irish boxing performances of all time.

As someone who started off his combat sports journey with boxing, Conor McGregor is one of the most avid followers of the sport. The Irishman made an obscene amount of money just for stepping in the ring with Floyd Mayweather; a pay-per-view that broke all the previous records in boxing.

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In fact, prior to his second fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, the notorious was in talks with Manny Pacquiao for a boxing match. And although that didn’t pan out, McGregor brought in his former boxing coach for his training camp against Dustin Poirier. Come fight night, McGregor came out with a boxing stance, heavy on the front foot. This made him even more susceptible to Dustin’s leg kicks, ultimately leading to his first KO loss.

The former double champ recently made a surprise announcement regarding a charity wheelchair boxing event in September. Though there might be some delays, as McGregor might need more time to recover, one can get an idea of how much the sport of boxing means to McGregor.

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Who should Conor McGregor fight next? 

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Ever since his devastating loss to Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor fans have been wondering who the Irishman should face next. Having suffered a leg break at UFC 264, it seems like we won’t be seeing McGregor for a considerable amount of time. However, the 33-year-old is already talking about a fourth fight with Dustin.   

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor of Ireland embrace after finishing five rounds in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Considering how big a draw McGregor is, there shouldn’t be a problem getting him the rematch right away, but it might not be the best decision either. A fight with Nate Diaz makes all the sense in the world. The trilogy fight between these two fan favorites had to happen at some point, and this seems like the perfect time. 

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Both fighters are coming off two losses and will look to get back in the win column. Should McGregor get the win over Nate Diaz, the UFC can work towards a fourth fight between Conor and Dustin.

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