Conor McGregor suffered his second defeat in the UFC lightweight division in the hands of Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. It was upset for many fans as Conor was a huge favorite going into the fight. He will still be a favorite going into the trilogy fight as well. However, this time he will have a chip on his shoulder.
Conor McGregor has now only one victory in his last four fights. He has lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier in UFC, and to Floyd Mayweather in a boxing fight. McGregor will still be the biggest name in MMA even if he loses the trilogy against Dustin Poirier. But his stock will decrease significantly. He will be out of the title picture in the UFC lightweight division and his boxing return might not look huge after two losses to Poirier.
So the million-dollar question is can Conor McGregor beat Dustin Poirier in the trilogy fight. Well, as per Colby Covington, the era of Conor McGregor will be officially over soon. Covington predicted the trilogy fight to end in a similar fashion
“How do you think you deserve a belt when you have not won a fight in 3-4years. The guy is completely done. He’s washed off. Con-man McGregor, he could not even knock out the old dude off the stool. How’s he gonna knockout Dustin Poirier and get some title belt. Yeah, I think it’s gonna be similar to the last one.”
Conor McGregor does not have the fire anymore
Colby Covington believes that Conor McGregor is washed off. He has made enough money so far through multiple ventures and he does not have the hunger in him anymore to go on an impressive winning streak to capture the UFC lightweight title. Covington stated:
I think we saw in the last fight his head is not in the game anymore. He made so much money he did great for himself, he got the Floyd fight, he made 100 million, he got his whiskey company. He’s just not hungry. He does not have the fire to wake up every single day like me, who wakes up at 6 in the morning to go on a run every day, who comes in here and trains back-to-back training sessions for 4 hours straight like a man possessed.
What do you think about Colby Covington’s comments on Conor McGregor? Is Conor done? or will he become the lightweight champion once again?