Conor Mcgregor promises to rip through his opponents on his return to the lightweight division. The first Irish UFC belt holder was stripped of lightweight title due to inactivity last April. Though he was given the chance last October he came up short in his bid to become a two-time lightweight champion. He lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov through submission in the fourth round in the main event of UFC 229.
Conor McGregor attributed his loss to his too much focus on his defensive grappling techniques. In a recent Instagram post, he said;
“For some reason though, I went into camp and focused solely on defense. I trained to disengage. To Anti grapple. To Avoid.
“I disrespected my own attacking game and became a stranger to it. I allowed outside influence filter into my own thinking.
“I can pull a dead horse out of a ditch if I latch around its head why would I not snatch up the neck?
“Why would I disengage? Why would I avoid anything?”
‘The Notorious’ seems more determined not to commit those mistakes if given the opportunity to fight Nurmagomedov again.
“I don’t know what I was thinking back then, but I am thinking clear now. I will not make that mistake again.”
Conor McGregor is recklessly determined to reclaim the lightweight throne again and seems more motivated to dismantle all the top contenders in the 155lbs division.
He said: “I am going to literally tear these men apart now. Watch me. One by f*****g one.”
McGregor has to first serve the suspension he received for his part in the brawl that followed his UFC 229 loss to Nurmagomedov. The Dubliner is booked for six months with a fine of £38,000 ($50,000) for his actions in the melee.
A fight with Donald Cerrone is also planned for McGregor after he publicly accepted ‘Cowboy’s’ public call out on Twitter.
Cerrone hinted that a deal for him to face 30-year-old McGregor is in place on Instagram early on Thursday.
Preliminary negotiations over ‘Mystic Mac’s’ next fight have taken place. His manager Audie Attar said;
“There’s little talks happening right now but nothing imminent.
“He’s watching, listening, he’s in tune as you can see.
“He’s tweeting during the fights, he gets excited. He loves the sport, he lives for it.
“And I think it’s one of those things where you named out some potential opponents and I think they all have some merit to consider – but ultimately we’ll see what Conor decides.”