Muay Thai legend says Conor McGregor can be the ‘greatest of this era’

Conor McGregor

Muay Thai legend Saenchai appears to be a big fan of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

The multiple time world champion sent an inspiring message to “The Notorious” after his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

Saenchai posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“Many people are attacking Conor McGregor after he lost once in UFC. Many “fans” are losing faith, making fun of, and laughing at McGregor.

But these aren’t true fans. If there are no challenges and no adversity, then there are no growth. In Muay Thai, every single legend lost at one point. This is because we fight the best. We grow from our losses. We become great from our losses.

McGregor showed courage, fighting Nate Diaz with an “anyone anywhere” attitude. He is a lion.

20 years ago, Saenchai lost by knock out. Saenchai was 15 year old and fought an all-time great legend named Thongchai.

After that, Saenchai kept improving, and never got knocked down again. Now, Saenchai is the greatest of this era.

McGregor, you have potential of becoming greatest of this era too. Don’t let the haters get to you. Lions don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.

Become the great lion you can be. Look forward to meeting you one day.

Chok Dee”

Many people are attacking Conor McGregor after he lost once in UFC. Many "fans" are losing faith, making fun of, and…

Posted by Saenchai on Thursday, March 10, 2016

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