The current version of Conor McGregor is an anomaly. He’s a mixture of humility, appreciation, and subtle arrogance. His bout with Cowboy Cerrone is going down on Saturday and legacy is on the line. There is zero drama going on with big stakes on the outcome.
Despite holding numerous record over a long tenure, at 36 years old Donald Cerrone is fighting the biggest money opponent of his career. If he beats Conor he will have added another notch on an already full belt. Every time someone says he’s finished after a 2 to 3 fight skid he comes back stronger. At his best he went 12-1 losing to only Rafael Dos Anjos who was the lightweight champion at the time. Since then he has dropped 3, got a win, lost one, rifled off 3 more wins, and in his last two bouts he lost to killers Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje respectively. The point is that he is a streaky fighter and with two bouts in the red maybe beating former featherweight/lightweight king Conor McGregor will get him back on track.
Conor is in a weird place. He hasn’t fought since October of 2018 and that loss was a thrashing by current lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. He has had legal troubles in the meantime and most questioned if he was hungry enough to return. Turns out he is but much more humble and respectful. His choice to compete at welterweight is head scratching enough but imagine the entire lightweight division’s reactions when they heard that Conor would be getting a 155 pound title shot if he can beat Cowboy at 170 Pounds…
After an uneventful and eerily calm UFC 246 press conference yesterday the UFC asked McGregor 2.0 to watch his past press conference antics. It was like watching a retired football player seeing himself at his prime and not recognizing the guy on the screen. He seemed pleased with just how insane those days were for him but we want to know – what do you think of his past antics?