It has been over a year since we last saw Conor McGregor fighting in the Octagon. “The Notorious” fought just once in 2017 in the second biggest pay-per-view event in history with his big money boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August.
With recently stating that he fancies fighting in mixed martial arts over boxing for his next competition, those following McGregor are anxiously awaiting to hear what will come next for the UFC lightweight champion.
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh recently spoke with Express Sport about how his star athlete’s mindset is slightly different in losing to Mayweather when compared to when he lost against Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
“I think it’s different,” Kavanagh said. “After the Nate loss, it was an obsession.
“From five minutes of being inside the Octagon, the ball had already started rolling in ensuring his next fight was going to be against Nate.
“I don’t see that same level of interest in the Mayweather rematch.
“Not that he would turn it down if it was offered. But certainly not in the same way that he was for the Diaz fight.”
What do you think were the key differences in McGregor’s frame of mind after losing to Floyd Mayweather and Nate Diaz? Could there have been something in the boxing contract regarding a rematch? Did “The Notorious” make too much money in the bout to care? Let’s get your thoughts in the comment section and discuss this one.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 12/18/2017.