Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited UFC return in UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone. It’s been a while since McGregor has been the center of attraction for his in-ring performances. During the long lay off from the sport after the loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor’s life outside the octagon has been full of controversies and allegations.
In March of 2019, Conor McGregor was investigated for sexual assault in his home country of Ireland. In October, another incident of sexual assault allegations against Conor generated further disappointment among his fans.
There have been speculations that UFC was delaying the octagon return of Conor because of those sexual allegations. Conor McGregor has not been very vocal about this entire situation up until now.
In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Conor finally breaks silence on these allegations. When Helwani asked McGregor whether he is bothered about these allegations, Conor responded with:
“Would it bother you (to be accused)? There you go. Time. Patience. Patience is a skill we must master. Patience is the most difficult skill to master, and I’m working hard to master it. So time will show all. That’s it.”
Conor was very vocal about his previous training camp and what went wrong. He admitted that he would celebrate gym wars for days ahead of the fight with Khabib Nurmagoemdov. He also stated that he was not doing what he was supposed to do before UFC 229. However, that’s not the case this time as he claims to be more focused than ever.
“Right now, I’m focused on the belt – focused on positivity and good thoughts. And I will say a prayer for those trying to bring harm to me with these types of things. Yes, of course (I deny them). Of course. Time, please. Time will reveal all. Time will tell all. That’s it.”
Conor McGregor has been part of many monumental fights in combat sport. Let it be his fight with Jose Aldo for the featherweight title, let it be his history-making fight with Eddie Alvarez or let it be his fight with Floyd Mayweather, Conor has proved people wrong before. But his fight against Donald Cerrone might be the most crucial at this point in his career. Conor McGregor has to create magic inside the octagon again as he looks for redemption on January 18th.
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