The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre was surprised that Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier. He was caught off-guard by the TKO loss of Conor’s recent defeat in MMA. Dustin defeated the Irishman by a second-round knockout this past Saturday in the Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
George chimed in his 2 cents about the second matchup between “The Diamond” and “The Notorious One” on Michael Bisping’s podcast, “Believe You Me”. Georges shared saying, “I thought Conor was going to win, but I was wrong” on the Podcast. “I was very surprised. Will he keep his composure under pressure? I think one of Conor’s biggest strengths is that he overwhelms his opponents with his pressure, with his presence.”
“All the information he gives his opponent’s brain and the talking and all that, a lot of his opponents fold under pressure, but Poirier stayed sharp, and it was a real testament of how good he is. Now it will be really interesting to see how Conor comes back from it. I believe he can come back from that loss”, the Canadian revealed.
This defeat will be hard on Conor given that he has been stripped of his featherweight and lightweight titles. Critics and fans wonder if the 32-year-old can clinch back his titles after all this.
“I think he needs to be reborn”, St-Pierre has a word of advice for Conor McGregor
On the “Believe me You” podcast, St-Pierre shared that he still believes the Irishman can give a comeback from this defeat. “I think he needs to be reborn”, is what Georges said on the podcast. “He needs to change things in his training and 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.”
“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.
“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.”