The legendary Mike Tyson offers some advice to Conor McGregor ahead of his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), but those might not be the words ‘Notorious’ wants to hear.
McGregor, who is currently getting back into shape after recovering from a nasty leg injury sustained in July 2021, believes he should return to a title fight. The Irish superstar not only argued for the 155-pound title, but also for a massive super fight with current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Although McGregor’s goals are always lofty and the UFC brass usually bites in the name of the almighty dollar, it may be beneficial for “Notorious” to get back in the groove before challenging the best fighters in the world. After all, McGregor is only 1-3 in his last four trips to the Octagon.
Tyson, no stranger to comebacks and what it takes to win at the highest level, offered some advice to McGregor during a chat with Henry Cejudo on Podcast “The Fight Card”.
“After a loss, you should do a few fights to get your feet wet,” Tyson said.
He continued: “Conor, I think you should build your confidence and do what you do: win in an exciting way.”
Those are definitely words of wisdom, especially for a fighter who just suffered a serious leg injury less than a year ago. However, McGregor only knows one gear and is looking to score the biggest fights available for the biggest payday imaginable. It’s a system that made McGregor the fighter he is today, but it’s also cost him in the past.
Cejudo then suggested a potential matchup between McGregor and struggling lightweight contender Tony Ferguson, but Tyson doesn’t think it’s a safe fight for ‘Notorious’ either.
“Well, it’s a tough fight,” Tyson said. “He’s a warrior, no matter if he loses, he makes exciting fights. It’s hard to beat this guy. … No big guys, let him do three fights and get his confidence back. With each fight, the opponent moves to a higher level.
At this time, it is unclear who McGregor will fight next. There are simply too many names discussed. Whether it’s Charles Oliveira, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, Ferguson or Usman, no one really knows.
What do you say, Maniacs? Should McGregor listen to Tyson and fight to get in tune or go straight to the top?
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