GSP: McGregor needs to be “reborn” to recover from the UFC 257 defeat – MMA Sports

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre knows a bit about losing the fight you expected to win.

In 2007, a massive vulnerable Matt Serra knocked out the GSP, which is considered the biggest turmoil in UFC history. So it’s no exaggeration to say that Canadian fighters know a little about what it takes to make a successful comeback after recovering from a defeat like Conor McGregor who played against Dustin Poirier in UFC 257.

Georges explained his thoughts on the fight and what McGregor needs to do in a new episode from here Of Michael Bisping’s podcast.

“I thought Connor would win, but I was wrong,” said Saint-Pierre. “I was very surprised. Does he stay calm under pressure? I think one of Connor’s greatest strengths is to put pressure on his presence and overwhelm his opponent. All the information you provide to your opponent’s brain, conversations, etc., many opponents fold under pressure, but Poirier has been sharp and it was a real proof of how good he was. It was amazing. ”

Poirier said after the victory that McGregor was not the mythical force that appeared in the second battle, as he was heading towards the first battle in 2014.

“I felt his presence was low and his aura was low.” Poirier said At a press conference after the UFC 257 match. “I saw another fighter tonight. I think the first fight was like a deer in the headlights. This time I was fighting another guy. Another guy who bleeds like me. And I knew it. “

“Now it would be really interesting to see how Connor comes back,” GSP said. “I believe he can recover from that loss. He’s a kind of fighter that confidently energizes himself. That’s his best performance. He needs to be reborn. I think he needs to change things in his training and in his life, which he believes is the cause of his failure. As far as he believes, whether it is true or not It does not matter.”

“In my case, when I lost to Matt Serra, I trained myself to believe I lost because I underestimated Matt Serra. Maybe I wasn’t scared and I put too much effort into training. Maybe I didn’t put it in. That’s what I tried to make myself believe. It may not be true, but the important thing is that he believes it and then builds confidence. You can do it. “

McGregor already seemed busy analyzing the battle And what went wrong right after his defeat? He’s already campaigning for an immediate rematch with the UFC. Did he understand what went wrong?Or is he fluffy himself The same kind of delusional denial Does he continue to exhibit about his defeat to Habib Nurmagomedov?

– MMA Sports

GSP: McGregor needs to be “reborn” to recover from the UFC 257 defeat GSP: McGregor needs to be “reborn” to recover from the UFC 257 defeat

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