Former Middleweight Champion UFC, British Michael Bisping One of the main names of MMA In the last years. It’s Ireland’s Conor McGregor, who recently returned to the lightweight division and lost to Dustin Poirier in January of this year.
In an interview with talkSPORT, Bisping said strong words: “McGregor in the old days is just like me in the old days. He doesn’t exist anymore. I’m a nice guy, I’m a tame cat, but it used to be a nightmare. With McGregor, it’s the same. He buys million dollar yachts and watches”.
The fight against Poirier, even, is not certain for the former athlete: “The fighters are hungry, they want to come back. They love to fight, and this is the last hope. Their dream is to make money, to change their lives, and McGregor has done it in style. This is not an insult, it is just the reality of the situation.”.
In the UFC since April 2013, Conor McGregor consolidated his featherweight belt in December 2015, defeating Brazilian Jose Aldo just 13 seconds into the first round. However, upon his return to the lightweight, he was defeated by Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov and left without a fight for six months, due to a riot.
With a brief spell at Welterweight, the Irishman returned to fighting for the lightweight earlier this year, but was defeated by a TKO of North American Dustin Poirier, two minutes into the second round. The two are expected to meet again at the Octagon on July 10 in Las Vegas.