Conor McGregor looked like a changed man in the lead up to UFC 246. He was respectful in the press conference, both before and after the fight. After a series of accusations of immoral conduct, which also involved McGregor slapping a senior citizen in the bar, McGregor looks eager to prove the world that he has changed. However, this doesn’t put Conor McGregor as a disrespectful citizen of the past, it pertains to how the media interaction and atmosphere around the fight has been in the past McGregor fights.
Conor McGregor looked incredible at UFC 246
McGregor has mentioned in the past that he is always humble in victory or defeat, however, he looked more vitalized and happy after UFC 246. It could have a lot to do with the huge return and an incredible 40-second victory at 170. McGregor’s abilities at the welterweight division raised a lot of doubts. Cerrone has an incredible submission game and is an elite kickboxer. However, Conor McGregor knocked out Cerrone in 40 seconds without his left hand doing much of the damage.
Donald Cerrone promised a war with Conor McGregor and thanked UFC for the opportunity. He looked incredible at the weigh-ins and was looking healthy in the lead up to the match. However, it all turned upside down when Conor’s shoulder shrugs reportedly broke Cerrone’s nose. McGregor continued with a high kick and followed it up with a flurry of punches to end the fight. After a disappointing fight, McGregor addressed Cerrone and shared warm words with his grandmother, who was present inside the octagon.
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Donald Cerrone also shared the photograph and credited his grandmother for the success and happiness he has achieved in his career and life.
Conor McGregor has created a lot of drama before every fight, and often outside the octagon. However, he looked completely different in the lead up to UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone. While it might have a lot to do with McGregor’s genuine respect for Donald Cerrone, he credited the cowboy for his past performances inside the octagon. McGregor was kind enough to address Cerrone after the loss, who had promised a five-round war for the audience.
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