Conor McGregor may be at a crossroads in his career after losing to Dustin Poirier in the UFC 257 main game.
Although he is his favorite late night, the first two division UFC champions struggled to deal with Poirier’s brutal kick, which opened up a series of powerful fists for him, and finally ended the fight in the second round. After that, McGregor was frustrated by his overall performance because he was eliminated in the knockout for the first time in his mixed martial arts career.
According to UFC President Dana White, McGregor has now only been able to choose two careers after falling to Poirier in the first counterattack after a year off. .
White said of McGregor at the UFC 257 post-war press conference: “I think it will make him hungry.”
“On the road, he was a young hungry kid. He had no money, he wanted good things. He wanted a beautiful suit, a beautiful car, a beautiful house. He had everything he wanted. So I don’t know it. In this way.”
in Rocky 3The coach of Sylvester Stallone, played by the late Burgess Meredith, warned him before fighting the fierce newcomer.
“Three years ago, you were supernatural,” said Meredith’s character “Mick”. “You are hard and annoying, and you have a cast iron jaw, but the worst thing happens to you. This can happen to any fighter: you are civilized.”
Is it possible for McGregor to become civilized after living in the luxury circle?
It is hard to deny that after McGregor became one of the highest paid athletes in all sports, his life has changed dramatically in recent years. He scored a nine-figure payday in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in 2017, and since then, McGregor has only won 1-2 in the UFC and lost to general Poirier and singles lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (Khabib Nurmagomedov).
White questioned whether McGregor would have to fight another battle after making so much money in his career. However, the Irish superstar rarely wants to get rid of the desire to compete with the UFC to reach an agreement on a specific opponent.
Saturday night’s loss is undoubtedly a setback, but it does not mean the end of McGregor’s road, especially since they have split a pair within the octagon, so it is possible to fight Poirier again.
White said: “We will wait and see.” “I believe he will blow me up in a few hours and tell me a million things he wants to do. We will see what he wants to do here.
“When you have 1-1, there will always be a trilogy.”