‘If You Want to Get Back on Road of Success’- Georges St-Pierre Sends Conor McGregor a Message

Published 03/17/2021, 3:04 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts to his victory over Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has revealed what he believes the recipe of success for Conor McGregor is. McGregor has fought only 3 times in the UFC in almost 5 years and has lost 2 of them. ‘

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Rush’ believes ‘The Notorious’ can once again become the world-beater that he once was. However, he needs to change his approach to some fundamentals for that.

McGregor is a former 2-division UFC champion and arguably the biggest superstar the UFC has ever had. But he made an insane amount of money in his boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather. And one might argue his commitment to MMA hasn’t just been the same since.

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LAS VEGAS, CA – OCTOBER 06: Conor McGregor sits on the canvas after being submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov during UFC 229 lightweight championship match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

Ariel Helwani and Georges St-Pierre discussed what should Conor McGregor do

While interviewing St-Pierre, Ariel Helwani brought up a famous quote of the recently late great ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler.

Hagler once said, “when you’re rich and famous, it’s hard to go run at 5 am.” Helwani said that in reference to McGregor as the ESPN journalist believes the Irishman is not the same hungry fighter who once conquered the UFC.

St-Pierre agreed to the claim to some extent and added, “When you get money, these things change, however, and to keep performing, you need to get out of your comfort zone, you cannot stay in your comfort zone during a training camp, because you’re trying to recreate the same element that you will face for a fight.

“And when you’re going to fight, you won’t be in your comfort zone. So it is imperative that Conor, if you want to get back on the road of success, he need to get out of his comfort zone.

“He need not to be the boss of his training camp. He need his coaches to tell him like now you’re going to spar this guy, you’re going to go there do this. Even if it doesn’t please him.

“He need to go through that because if you stay in your comfort zone, the only thing that can happen is, you will go down,” added the former welterweight and middleweight champion of the UFC.

Have we seen the best of McGregor already?

‘The Notorious’ one has been a superstar like none other. He elevated the UFC and the sport of MMA in general to greater heights.

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However, he has achieved it all in the sport and is not the same fighter or person he once was. So, fans might have already seen the best of the McGregor era.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor poses for photos during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

But he is a competitor and an elite athlete. So, one can expect to see him compete occasionally in the UFC. However, if the same pedigree can be expected from his performances anymore, remains questionable.

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But what he has already done in his career, will always be remembered by the UFC faithful. What did you make of St-Pierre‘s words about ‘The Notorious‘ one? Let us know.

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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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