It takes a lot to catch George St-Pierre unknowingly, but at UFC 257, Dustin Poirier did just that.
St-Pierre is one of the greatest MMA fighters ever and known for his analytical approach to fighting. Last year, St-Pierre took this expertise and switched to an analyst role for Quebec’s RDS (Reseau des Sports) television team. But as good as St-Pierre is, he admits he did not see Poirier beat Conor McGregor last weekend.
“I thought Conor would win and I was wrong,” St-Pierre told Michael Bisping about Bispings Believe me podcast. “I was very surprised at how Poirier (kept) calm under the pressure. I think one of Conor̵
Poirier’s victory was the biggest of his career and arguably the biggest loss of McGregors. It’s the first time McGregor has been beaten out and left “infamous” without a clear path forward. A trilogy match with Poirier is a possibility, as is a third match with his original rival, Nate Diaz; both fights, however, pose the dangerous possibility of suffering another loss, and many fans are beginning to question whether the finish is close to the biggest star in the sport. Not St-Pierre, though.
“I think Conor can come back from that loss,” St-Pierre said. “He’s that kind of fighter, I think he’s burning himself on confidence. When he is confident, he works best. He likes to act confident (pantomimes Billionaire Strut), fake it until you manage it, he plays a role that he is very confident. Maybe deep down he’s very scared, but I think he’s burning himself into it, the confidence, to be loved or hated by fans, the attention. Now it will be interesting to see how he gets back from it. I believe in Conor. I think he’s coming back from it. I think he is able to overcome that obstacle. ”
McGregor’s comeback is already a hot topic in the MMA community. After the fight, fans immediately began to notice that McGregor is now 3-3 since leaving the featherweight division, with a TKO loss in boxing added on a good scale. Some suggest that McGregor should return to £ 145, others that McGregor needs a change of camp, and once again that there is nothing McGregor can do. That the game has simply passed him by. For St-Pierre, it’s all straightforward: McGregor has to change his mentality in the same way that St-Pierre did after his loss to Matt Serra.
“He must be reborn,” St-Pierre said. “He needs to change things in his training and in his life, which he believes were the reasons for his failure. It does not matter whether it is true or not, as long as he believes. So in my case, for example when I lost to Matt Serra, I drilled myself into thinking I lost to Matt Serra because I underestimated him. Maybe I was not scared enough, maybe I did not put as much as I should do in training, that was what I was trying to force myself to believe. Maybe that’s not true. But the important thing (part) is that he believes in it so he can build his confidence based on it because he believes in it. It does not mean anything.
“He has to find what he thinks he did wrong in his previous preparation that led up to the match, whether it’s his training, in terms of his life or whatever, and not make the same mistake twice. . It does not matter if most people think it’s bad, as long as he himself believes it. His confidence will grow from there and he will be able to return to a better Conor McGregor, at least as good as he was. ”
St-Pierre has often credited his loss to Matt Serra for making him a better fighter, and that certainly seems to have been the case. After this match, St-Pierre never lost a match again. For his part, McGregor has already at least publicly suggested that lack of recent activity played a role in his performance and hopes to compete more often in 2021. And if St-Pierre is right, then maybe that’s all McGregor needs. to get back On top.
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