Georges St-Pierre has a lot to do to catch the unknown, but at UFC 257, Dustin Poirier did the same.
Saint-Pierre is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time and is known for his analytical approach to fighting. Last year, Saint-Pierre took that expertise and moved into the role of an analyst for Quebec’s RDS (Réseau des Sports) broadcast team. But as good as Saint-Pierre is, he admits that he didn’t see Connor McGregor beating him last weekend.
“I thought Conor was going to win, and I was wrong,” Saint-Pierre told Michael Bisping on Bisping Believe me Podcast. “I was very surprised how Poirier kept him under pressure. I think one of Connor’s greatest strengths is that he outshines his opponents with his pressure, with his presence, giving all the information to his opponent’s brain. All the stuff he does, kicks, talks, all that. He puts a lot of pressure on his opponents and on them, they come under pressure. But Poirier remained fast and this was a real proof of how good he is. It was amazing. Now it will be really interesting to see how Conor can come back from this. “
Poirier’s victory was the biggest of his career and, arguably, McGregor’s biggest defeat. This is the first time McGregor has been cleanly knockout and left “notorious” without a clear path forward. A trilogy fight with Poire is a possibility as there is a third bout with his original rival, Nat Diaz; However, there is a dangerous possibility of another loss in both the matches and many fans have started to question whether the end is difficult for the biggest star in the game. Although not Saint-Pierre.
“I believe Connor can come back from that loss,” Saint-Pierre said. “He is like a fighter, I believe, he believes in himself. When he is confident, he does his best. He likes to work with confidence (Pantomimes the Billionaire Strutt), it Fake until you make it, he plays such a role that he is very confident. Maybe, deep down inside, he is very scared, but I believe he believes himself in that, That belief attracts attention by fans to be loved or hated. Now it will be interesting to see how she is going to back out of it. I believe Conor. I believe he is going to come back from it . I believe he is capable of overcoming that hurdle. “
McGregor’s return is already a hot topic of conversation in the MMA community. After the fight, fans immediately began to notice that McGregor is now 3-3, exiting the featherweight division, with TKO losses in boxing added for good measure. Some are suggesting that McGregor should return at 145 pounds, others who require a change of camp to McGregor, and still others feel that there is nothing McGregor can do. That game has just passed him. For Saint-Pierre, it’s all straight-forward: McGregor needs to change his mindset in the same way that Saint-Pierre did after his loss to Matt Serra.
“He (needs rebirth),” St. Pierre said. “They need to change things in their training and in their lives who believe they were the reason for their failure. It does not matter whether it is true or not as long as he believes. So in my case, when I lost to Matt Serra for example, I convinced myself that I lost to Matt Serra because I underestimated him. Maybe I wasn’t scared enough, maybe I didn’t put as much as I should into training, that’s what I tried to force myself to believe. Maybe this is not true. But the important (part) is that he believes it so he can build his faith from it, because he believes it. It does not matter.
He said, “He feels that he feels that he had done the wrong thing in his previous preparations, whether it was about his training, whether of his life, or whatever, and did not make the same mistake twice. That makes no It doesn’t matter that most people think it’s nonsense. His confidence will grow from there and he will be able to bring back the better Connor McGregor, at least as good as he was. “
Saint-Pierre has often attributed his loss to Matt Serra as making him a better fighter and certainly appears to be. After that bout, Saint-Pierre did not lose a fight again. For his part, McGregor has already suggested, at least publicly, that the recent lack of activity played a part in his performance and hopes to compete more often in 2021. And if Saint-Pierre is right, then perhaps all McGregor needs to get back is at the top.
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