Following after loss Dustin Poirier in UFC 264, Conor McGrego MMA has been the subject of much scrutiny and criticism by both fans and media alike, partly due to his claims that he went to an already victimized fight. tension fractures in his shin.
Many have been vocal in their belief that McGregor is merely making excuses to hide the fact that he is now facing a series of defeats against Poirier.
However, former UFC title challenger and prominent MMA media member Chael Sonnen has backed Conor McGregor. Speaking in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Sonnen had the following to say on the subject of Conor McGregor’s alleged excuse:
“Then we should be incensed that he just won’t accept defeat. Why would a fighter ever accept defeat? .. Why would he ever accept it? Especially if he’s looking for a rematch. The moment a fight ends The marketing for the next fight begins. If he is doing this then he is doing what he should be doing.”
Conor McGregor’s ‘Masquerade Tour’
Sonnen went on to say that MMA fans can’t get used to Conor McGregor, usually giving excuses after a loss, a classic media ploy often used by MMA athletes to minimize losses. Which can damage their career. Sonnen said in his video:
“I don’t mind the pretend tour. It’s too common. I’m not sure why we’re giving Connor a hard time, suddenly, to join the tour. The tour is much bigger than that and almost lasted too long.” , and will be here for a long time after that. It’s quite unusual, it’s not the way Connor did before.”
Conor McGregor will now be forced to spend the rest of 2021 in isolation after he has been taken out of medical suspension until January 2022 at the earliest.
When he finally returns, Dana White signals a fourth fight between Poirier and McGregor. Should that be the case, the fact that Conor McGregor has somehow illegitimate the outcome of the third fight may well fall in his favor.
While McGregor recovers, Dustin Poirier is likely to face current UFC Lightweight Champion Charles ‘do Bronx’ Oliveira. Should ‘The Diamond’ succeed, Conor McGregor may be looking for a shot against the champion in his next UFC outing.