Conor McGregor has been in the public eye for a long time, and everybody changes. Kamaru Usman can see a change in Notorious and he’s not afraid to speak about it.

McGregor grabs headlines through his extracurricular activities. He recently welcomed a new baby into his family. His tweets can get people talking for days, and that is certainly one of the changes Usman sees.

While Usman was speaking to his fans on a Q&A, McGregor’s name came up. Usman said that he has respect for McGregor, but the Conor we see today is not who he used to be at all.

“Don’t get it wrong, don’t get it twisted. Conor McGregor is Conor McGregor for a reason. He’s done amazing things with the platform that he had. He’s worked tremendously hard to get to the place where he got to. That’s respect. You can never take that away. But all I’m saying…Conor is not who Conor used to be.”


“Now, Conor to me is just a mouth. Gets on Twitter, talks trash every time when someone’s popping or someone’s hot… It’s just to keep his name out there. It’s marketing, he’s smart, but Conor is not Conor, the killer back in the day. And real fighters know- Conor is not that Conor anymore. He’s the king of the clout chasing club now.”

 ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ spoke his piece about Conor McGregor, and plenty of people might agree. McGregor hasn’t fought since January 2020, but his name still comes up in MMA conversations every day. There is a reason for that. He is good at hyping his activities and keeping in the public eye. That adds very beneficial value for any fighter. You can clout chasing, but McGregor keeps counting that money regardless.

Do you feel like Conor McGregor has changed for the worse? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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