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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

Georges St-Pierre Believes Conor McGregor Needs to be “Reborn”

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor (right) (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Like a lot of people, Georges St-Pierre was surprised to see Conor McGregor get finished at UFC 257, and the legend has some advice for the former champ.

McGregor faced Dustin Poirier in the card’s main event, and was stopped by ‘The Diamond’ in round two. Leading up to the rematch – McGregor took out Poirier in their 2015 bout – McGregor was a fair-sized favorite.

While speaking to Michael Bisping on his podcast since then, GSP had this to say about McGregor (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“I thought Conor was going to win, but I was wrong,” St-Pierre said. “I was very surprised. Will he keep his composure under pressure? I think one of Conor’s biggest strengths is that he overwhelms his opponents with his pressure, with his presence.

“…I think he needs to be reborn,” St-Pierre said. “He needs to change things in his training and in his life that he believes were the causes for his failure. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not as long as he believes.

“So in my case, when I lost to Matt Serra, I trained myself to believe that I lost to Matt Serra because I underestimated him. Maybe I wasn’t scared enough, maybe I didn’t put too much in training, that’s what I tried to force myself to believe. Maybe it’s not true, but the important part is that he believes in it so he can build on his confidence from it.”

Since 2106, McGregor has gone 1-2 in MMA bouts. His other loss came against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, and last January, McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:42 am
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