‘He Needs to Be Reborn’- Georges St-Pierre Has Important Words of Advice for Conor McGregor

Published 01/27/2021, 7:33 AM EST


Conor McGregor suffered the first T/KO loss of his illustrious career at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier. It was one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. McGregor’s return to Octagon didn’t go according to plan, but the Irishman looks set to continue upon his promised season of 2021. He is eyeing a trilogy fight against Poirier later this year.

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Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre appeared on Michael Bisping’s ‘Believe You Me’ Podcast and discussed what went wrong for ‘The Notorious’ and how he can bounce back from the loss.

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“I think he needs to (be) reborn. He need to change things in his training, in his life that he believe was one of the causes for his failure. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not as long as he believed,” said St-Pierre.

He also compared McGregor’s loss to his own loss against Matt Serra. The Canadian was knocked out by Serra in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. ‘Rush’ said he made himself believe that he wasn’t afraid of Serra and didn’t train hard enough. So, he fixed that and came back to win the rematch.  In a similar way, McGregor needs to find the root of his problem in the same way and fix it before his return.

He need to find what he thinks he did wrong in his previous preparation leading up to the fight, whether if it’s his training leading up to his fight or whatever, and not make the same mistake twice,” added the welterweight legend.

Conor McGregor will look to come back better than ever

McGregor has done incredible things inside the Octagon over the years and has elevated the UFC to unprecedented heights. ‘The Notorious’ was the first-ever simultaneous two-division champion in the history of the promotion.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will meet boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

But, he hasn’t been very active recently and has fought only 3 times over the course of the last 5 years. And not surprisingly has come short in 2 of those bouts. Inactivity has certainly made him rusty as he is nowhere near as fluid as his usual self inside the Octagon. As St-Pierre mentioned, he has to react according to the problems and return better than ever.

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Given ‘The Notorious’ post-fight admissions, he will look to make a strong comeback and ‘GSP’s’ words could prove to be telling.

What did you make of GSP’s assessment of McGregor? Is ‘Rush’ right about ‘The Notorious’?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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