‘We’re Grown Men Now’- Conor McGregor Says He’s a Changed Man Now

Published 01/14/2021, 10:42 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Conor McGregor returns at UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier in what is expected to be a pulsating lightweight clash. The January 23 main event will be a rematch between the two fighters, and McGregor is as focused and motivated as ever ahead of this important fight in the landscape of the lightweight title picture.

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‘The Notorious’ dominated the previous fight with many fans believing that mind games were Poirier’s undoing.

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McGregor has been very different in his approach this time. ‘The Notorious’ and ‘The Diamond’ have been co-operative with each other and there have been some charity donation talks involved too.

When asked what caused the change in approach, McGregor said, “Grown man talk, we’re grown men now, you know. So it, certainly, I’m enjoying it, I’m certainly very happy. I’m very, you know, when I see what Dustin has, has been dealing with his charity and, and his wife and himself, and, you know, the Good Fight Foundation, I’m very excited to be able to help with that. And there’s talk of them building a gym off the back of this fight. I’m very excited about that, you know, all the power to them, and this is what it should be about.

Conor McGregor revealed that he is very happy to rematch Poirier

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McGregor seems like a lot more matured and changed person at this moment. He revealed his intentions of giving it back to the world as he believes he is lucky to be in the position he is in today.

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13: Conor McGregor speaks during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at Barclays Center on July 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

The former two-division champion also expressed his pleasure to share the Octagon with a graceful fighter like Dustin Poirier yet again. “I’ve been blessed in this position that I am in. I’m going to continue to give back and I’m very, very happy to share the octagon with Dustin, who was also of the same mindset, you know, so it’s going to be a good bout. Similar with Donald, there will be blood spilled, but it will not be bad blood,” added ‘The Notorious’.

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What do you make of Conor McGregor’s mature persona? How will he fare against Poirier at UFC 257? Let us know below.

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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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