Conor McGregor is in the last phase of his career, having competed for years, achieved everything and with the desire to once again return to the top.
After his last fight, where he lost to Dustin Poirier in July of last year, Conor McGregor had to undergo surgery and slowly recover after breaking his tibia during the bout.
After the significant injury, coupled with the loss of ‘hunger’ to compete, it is taken for granted that McGregor’s best days are behind him, however, a great legend of the sport, believes it is still possible to see the Irishman as a champion in the UFC.
Former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre said a future championship for McGregor is possible. To return to the top, McGregor must return to his beginnings, to regain his hunger and get out of the comfort in which he now lives.
Speaking to Sport Bible about whether McGregor can return to his old ways, St-Pierre said: “I think it’s possible, I think he can do it. It’s hard when your belly is full and you go eat at the buffet. I think you need to take himself out of his comfort zone and do a training camp and go back to his old route.”
Past the days at featherweight, we may also have seen the last of McGregor at lightweight, to stay and compete at 170 pounds. For St-Pierre, it is not impossible for McGregor to overpower the great champion, Kamaru Usman.
“He looks very big, he gained a lot of weight. It would be interesting,” he said of McGregor competing at welterweight. “I think [Kamaru] Usman is the best right now. However, it doesn’t mean if you’re the best that you always get to win. It’s not the best fighter that wins the fight, it’s the fighter that fights the best the night of the fight so anything can happen.”
It is expected that Conor McGregor could return to action by the end of this year or early 2022.