There’s a growing list of fighters who believe Conor McGregor isn’t the same fighter anymore, and others that think he isn’t the same promoter either. That now includes the always nice and classy Georges St-Pierre, who thinks the Irish superstar “might have lost some of his ability.”
GSP spoke about his fellow two-division UFC champion, and says McGregor shouldn’t pursue a fourth fight with Dustin Poirier if he returns from injury. He suggests a different opponent where he has a better chance of winning.
“If he comes back... If I’m his manager, I don’t want my client to come back to fight the same guy again for the fourth time. Because now it seems like Dustin has his number,” St-Pierre told MMA Fighting. “He need to perhaps take another fight.
“I think he should comeback and maybe fight Nate Diaz or someone else that has a different style than Dustin Poirier,” he said. “Because styles make fights and I have the feeling that now Dustin Poirier probably has his number right now.
“Conor’s been out for a long time. He needs to get back in there to spend more time in the Octagon, in order to find his own self, the way he moves, and his ability. It seems like he might have lost some of his ability, due to his inactivity.”
McGregor is already back on the bike, and says he’s “ahead of schedule” as he recovers from his broken leg. If he does make a return, there will surely still be some lucrative match ups available to him. Although that likely wouldn’t happen until at least mid-2022, where he’d already be 34-years-old with just one win in almost six years.