GSP Details How Conor McGregor Can Rebound From UFC 257 Loss
Georges St-Pierre has given his take on how Conor McGregor can bounce back from his upset loss to Dustin Poirier.
McGregor shared the Octagon with Poirier on January 23. This was a rematch from their September 2014 encounter. McGregor won the first clash but Poirier evened the score at UFC 257. “The Diamond” stopped McGregor via TKO in the second round.
During an appearance on Michael Bisping’s Believe You Me podcast, St-Pierre discussed what he feels McGregor must do in order to rebound (h/t BJPenn.com).
“I think he needs to be reborn. He needs to change things in his training and in his life that he believes were the causes for his failure. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not as long as he believes,” St-Pierre said. “So in my case, when I lost to Matt Serra, I trained myself to believe that I lost to Matt Serra because I underestimated him. Maybe I wasn’t scared enough, maybe I didn’t put too much in training, that’s what I tried to force myself to believe. Maybe it’s not true.
“But the important part is that he believes in it so he can build on his confidence from it,” St-Pierre continued. “He needs to find what he thinks he did wrong in his previous preparation leading up to the fight, whether it’s his training leading up to his fight or whatever, and not make the same mistake twice.”
McGregor had hopes of getting a boxing showdown with Manny Pacquiao and another UFC Lightweight Title opportunity. With the loss to Poirier, it looks like he won’t be getting either for now.