Conor McGregor fractured his ankle at the end of the first round of his UFC 264 fight against Dustin Poirier. Since then McGregor has been on a path of destruction that resulted in McGregor saying a lot of controversial remarks. It seems Joe Rogan isn’t sure about Conor McGregor’s motivation.
The Notorious One has been hard at work recovering from his injury over the past several months and has noticeably bulked up in anticipation of his return, though Dustin Poirier thinks he looks puffy. McGregor also never won a single fight in 2021.
Conor McGregor recently made it clear that he wants a shot at Charles Oliveira’s UFC Lightweight Championship once he returns to the Octagon and fans got excited about it as well.
While speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan was joined by Michael Bisping as both of them talked about Conor McGregor returning to the Octagon. Rogan questioned McGregor’s mental fortitude, adding that McGregor has not been competing as an active fighter at all.
“It’s one of the things he said when Poirier stopped him [at UFC 257], he goes, ‘It was too much inactivity. I’m not ready for this yet.’ Then he comes back, fights him a second time [UFC 264], and the second time, gets f**ked up, and with a broken leg. So, it’s like, I don’t know where he’s at now mentally. He’s got so much f**king money. He’s sold Proper Twelve; made like half a billy [billion].
It changes. I mean, you can say whatever you want. Of course, he’s going to say that, and we all say it, ‘Oh, I’m still the same guy. I’m still the same fighter.’ No, you f**king ain’t. No, you’re not. Your motivation for doing this is gone.”
Dana White also recently said that Conor McGregor is nowhere near for a UFC Title fight just yet. Conor McGregor is expected to make his return by the Summer of this year, especially in July. We will have to wait and see if he will end up getting a title shot somewhere down the line or not.
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