An intense discussion over the “b**tardization of the Conor McGregor effect” takes place between Chael Sonnen and Ariel Helwani.

Following his meteoric rise in the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA), Conor McGregor’s persona has enthralled the general public. In spite of the fact that he was subjected to a considerable amount of criticism, it was his outspoken character and his ability to engage in trash talking, in addition to his skills, that caused people to pay attention to him inside his early days.

As a means of attracting more fights, other competitors have attempted, over the course of the years, to imitate the manner in which McGregor uses trash talking. On the other hand, it has also resulted in combatants involving the families of each other, which many people consider to be an unacceptable level of behavior.

In recent times, this has emerged as a highly debated topic of conversation. There were multiple instances in which fighters appeared to cross the line in the week leading up to the final pay-per-view event of the year, which was UFC 296, which took place last week.

Colby Covington brought up the death of Leon Edwards’ father, while Dricus du Plessis mentioned Sean Strickland’s abusive father during the UFC’s holiday news conference. Both of these events took place in the United States.

It was during an episode of The MMA Hour that Ariel Helwani discussed the “b**tardization of the Conor McGregor effect” with Chael Sonnen as a guest on the show. Helwani was talking about the recent occurrences of controversial fighter remarks.

In my opinion, it is the b**tardization of the effect that Conor McGregor has. There are a lot of men who come up now who don’t have that, and they say things like, “Hey, there’s no repercussions, I can say what I want, I can act the way I want.” This means that a lot of fighters looked at what Conor did, and he had a certain way of capturing people’s attention, he had a great deal of charm.

The response from Chael Sonnen was that he appeared to disagree with Ariel Helwani at first:

“When you argue that there need to be consequences, we can assure you that there are. The majority of people do not stand behind it. In the case that you go too far, you will not be asked to the press conference. If you are unable to attend the press conference, you will not be able to get a major event. A number of items are already incorporated into the system.

Dana White opines on Conor McGregor’s return

The anticipated return of Conor McGregor to the octagon has been a subject of conversation for a considerable amount of time now. Since July 2021, “The Notorious” has not competed, and despite the fact that he was scheduled to return this year to fight Michael Chandler, he was unable to enter the USADA testing pool in time to participate in 2023.

There has been a lot of talk about Conor McGregor coming back to the sport in the following year, but Dana White is of the opinion that he will only participate when he “really wants to come back.”

He made the following statement in an interview with TNT Sports:

In the event that Conor McGregor regains his hunger and genuinely desires to return to the ring and fight, it is entirely up to him to decide. You know, if you take into consideration what the individual has accomplished in such a short period of time, the amount of money that he has made, and the commercial opportunities that he has taken advantage of outside of the octagon, it is clear that Conor is capable of doing whatever the hell he wants to do.

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