VIDEO: Conor McGregor Has a Beautiful Father-Son Moment on UFC Fight Island

Published 01/20/2021, 2:04 PM EST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Conor McGregor and Conor McGregor Jr. attend Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor makes his much-anticipated return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 257 against Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier.

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McGregor has arrived at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi with his family ahead of the fabled lightweight scrap. McGregor, a father of 2, is preparing to welcome his 3rd child to the family later this year. For now, though, he is focused on Poirier and is indulging in media obligations.

He shared a beautiful parent moment with his son while signing autographs for fans. McGregor, with his son, signed posters together.

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It was truly comforting to see the Irishman displaying his endearing side. He often gets discredited for his antics, but this was a true measure of his character.

McGregor Jr. is also learning trades from his father. He has already started training with McGregor in the gym. Needless to say, he could never have asked for a better mentor.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 11: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor carries his son Conor McGregor Junior during a media workout at the UFC Performance Institute on August 11, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Being a father has changed the former 2-division champion in a big way. Previously his brash and cocky pre-fight antics have taken a turn into a rather respectful approach. He is much more measured in attacking his opponents outside the octagon now.

Overall, it has been a welcome change.

Conor McGregor will look to make a mark at UFC 257

It is evident that McGregor has championship aspirations. But he will have a tough challenge ahead of him this weekend in the form of Poirier.

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McGregor knocked the American Top Team member out within 2 minutes in 2014. But they have both evolved since that fight at UFC 178.

McGregor has promised to build on his previous performance in this fight. But he also indicated that he is ready if the fight goes longer. And considering his complete skillset, it’s fair to say he will be very comfortable irrespective of how the fight plays out.

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Did you like the beautiful moment between McGregor and his son? How will he fare against Poirier in the rematch?

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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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