For his last two fights, Conor McGregor has adopted a fresh approach. The normally brash, talking individual who does everything in his power to gain an edge by getting under his opponent’s skin was not there anymore.
For his fights against Poirier and Cerrone, ‘The Notorious’ was extremely calm and engaged in little to no trash talk. The interactions between the fighters were always cordial.
This might be due to the fact that Conor, actually respects both ‘The Diamond’ and ‘Cowboy’ which is why there was no trash talking or The Irish superstar has matured and trash talking is not something we will see anymore.
Though some fans enjoyed the new version of McGregor, others did not particularly like it. It will be interesting to see if ‘The Notorious’ adopts the same approach against the likes of Nate Diaz.
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Daniel Cormier gives his opinion on the ‘new’ Conor McGregor
On the recent episode of ‘DC’ & Helwani, Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts on the new approach taken by McGregor for his last two fights.
‘DC’ said, “Listen, I love gracious in defeat. When you see a guy you shake his hand, tell him good job… But the buildup, I truly believe that some people need that edge. Do I think he needs to go as far as he did in the Khabib fight? No. That was too far. But I think some of those guys need that edge a little bit man. I think that for McGregor he is showing a maturity about him, that he may not have had before. But I think some of these guys need that edge.”
The former two-division champion continued, “And I think for Conor he was so lose in the buildup that allowed him to just be so free. And I felt like walking out there he looked like himself right? But you could see a little bit less of that McGregor swagger as he walked to the octagon. I don’t care what you say, anybody that watched the fight could see it. He just didn’t seem like the same guy.”
Do you agree with Daniel Cormier? Do you think Conor being more respectful and not talking trash had something to do with his performance against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257? Let us know in the comments below!
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