Conor McGregor, as normal, made loads of headline earlier than and after his struggle with Dustin Poirier.
The Irishman’s slick tongue has been the driving power behind a lot of his superstardom and whenever you mix that with a real, beautiful knockout energy, a legend was born.
Nevertheless, throughout UFC 264 struggle week with Dustin Poirier, McGregor went too far within the eyes of many by bringing Poirier’s household into it and even saying he was going to kill The Diamond within the octagon.
After all, everyone knows the way it ended.
Poirier’s coach, Mike Brown, believes The Infamous has misplaced his manner contained in the octagon and in the best way he promotes his fights.
“I’m not precisely sure what it’s, however yeah, he did appear a lot sharper together with his tongue up to now,” Brown informed MMA Preventing.
“Perhaps he’s in a troublesome spot? I don’t know what it’s, however it additionally seems he has no traces anymore. He used to have some traces, some moral and ethical traces, however these appear to have gone away.
“Yeah he doesn’t appear to be fairly the identical fighter each within the ring, and with him promotion-wise too. Unsure what it’s, however one thing appears totally different.”
McGregor has mentioned he desires to face Poirier for a fourth time and UFC president Dana White steered he’d be prepared to make that struggle.
To start with, McGregor has to get well from a damaged leg however even when he’s match and wholesome once more, in all probability subsequent summer season, Brown thinks Poirier wins once more.
“On the scorecards, two judges had it 10-8,” the previous WEC champion acknowledged. “This was from Dustin being on prime dropping these elbows and displaying his dominance, imposing his will. That’s what that was all about.
“Should you take a look at the historical past of each of those guys, one in every of them will get stronger because the struggle goes and one in every of them doesn’t.
“Conor was going to be most harmful within the first, and I felt like because the struggle went, it was solely going to get simpler.
“[McGregor has] modified the sport, accomplished a lot for the game. He’s the largest star the game has ever seen. He brings lots of eyeballs.
“He’s accomplished lots of nice issues however I believe ability sensible, we’ve bought the superior fighter with Dustin.”