Conor McGregor was a ‘parody’ of himself in his UFC 257 battle towards Dustin Poirier and appeared ‘one-dimensional’.
That’s in line with battle sports activities broadcaster and author Gareth A. Davies, who was left severely unimpressed with ‘The Infamous’ and his show on Battle Island.
After a 12-month absence from the octagon, McGregor returned to preventing and declared he was higher than ever and able to even destroying earlier variations of himself.
Nonetheless, his triumphant return was delivered to a crashing halt by Poirier, who chopped away the Irishman’s lead leg and completed him within the second spherical.
Having by no means been knocked out in MMA earlier than, questions on McGregor’s need and sturdiness have been requested following the Battle Island stoppage.
Davies, who has adopted McGregor’s profession since his days as an apprentice plumber gathering advantages, likened the Irish celebrity to Prince Naseem Hamed – a precocious expertise who left the game of boxing all of a sudden on the age of 28 with the world seemingly at his toes.
Talking on the brand new talkSPORT 2 present, The Knockout, Davies mentioned: “I’ve charted his rise in minute element however, him on Sunday morning; it jogged my memory of Naseem Hamed 20 years in the past towards Marco Antonio Barrera in Las Vegas.
“He accused himself of inactivity; it’s his personal fault he has been inactive! What’s it, six fights in 5 years?
“I feel his narcissism and vanity – and also you do want them to be a fighter who has completed what he has completed – he’s been a pioneer, a path-finder and a life-bringer for MMA to the mainstream.
“However he’s a parody of himself now, he isn’t the wrecking ball featherweight he as soon as was who tore mentally via opponents.
“He was one-dimensional, he thought he might simply stroll via Poirier and he did have an excellent first spherical in that battle. However he ran out of concepts and I feel he’s struggling; he must discover a new id.
“They’re pushing for the third battle; John Kavanagh has been on with Ariel Helwani within the United States saying that’s the battle they need and I perceive it.
“He might properly come via it like he did towards Nate Diaz in that second battle that they’d 5 years in the past.
“Hear; he’s an unbelievable character, however I simply marvel if the silk pyjamas and the billionaire’s yacht he turned up in and with £150million within the financial institution, whether or not that starvation has truly gone now.
“Perhaps the McGregor period is over.”