Conor McGregor has been a mere shadow of his former self in recent years. The Irishman is currently recovering from a leg injury he sustained in his rubber match against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The Irishman, who once thrived off the success of his exploits inside the octagon, including being the first simultaneous two-division champion in the UFC, is currently recovering from the injury.
In addition, the fact that he has dropped three of his last four UFC fights has led some fans to feel that he is past his prime. MMA fans will watch the Irishman compete nonetheless, and Conor McGregor supporters will be overjoyed to learn of his return to the UFC. The Notorious will make a comeback in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), competing against Michael Chandler as their respective coaches. This was recently disclosed by Dana White.
Shaquille O’Neal, a basketball legend, is confident that Conor McGregor will triumph in the octagon once more. It is unclear, however, whether Conor McGregor will be able to attain the same level of success he did in the UFC during his heyday. According to him, O’Neal and McGregor are of the same calibre and both excel under pressure. O’Neal said in a recent interview with InsideFighting: “Me and him have the same sort of blood. We rise when you cast doubt on us. He received a few blows. He temporarily disappeared. I have no doubt that he will return to get revenge.
When questioned if he thinks McGregor will win a championship once more.
Conor McGregor heaps praise on Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev following UFC 284
At UFC 284, Islam Makhachev retained his lightweight championship after defeating Alexander Volkanovski by unanimous decision. The Dagestani won the fight with scores of 48-47, 48-47, and 49-46 from the judges. Despite an outstanding effort, Makhachev’s victory ended Volkanovski’s hopes of winning two championships. In the just finished pay-per-view battle, Makhachev also ended Volkanovski’s outstanding 22-fight unbeaten streak.
Volkanovski’s supporters have posted angry comments online, claiming that he was robbed. Conor McGregor, a fan of the UFC, is among the supporters who believe there was no winner or loser in the fight. He praised both participants in the fight on Twitter, writing:
“Lads, that battle last night was awesome! There are only winners there. I absolutely enjoyed seeing The Ozzie and the Ozzie’s come out! Perth also looks fuckin’ delicious, so I can see why so many Irish people live there. Former titles were on the line, so I should have left. Bravo to everyone at @ufc!