Just two years ago now UFC star Conor McGregor considered not even competing any more. Read what he had to say while on The Fighter And The Kid Podcast.
“There’s many ups and downs in the fight game. There’s many times where you have these conversations where you want to do it, you don’t want to do it.”
“As you know, outside the UFC, (MMA fighting) is not financially secure. So, I was unsure of what to do. A longtime teammate of mine had got some bad news from too many wars inside the Octagon. So, you know, I sat back, and the UFC had not called at this stage where I had two gold belts wrapped around my waist, and I was thinking, ‘I don’t think I want to do this. Maybe, maybe this is not for me.’ If this happened to my friend, who came up with me in the game and now he cannot compete anymore… And he is UFC-caliber, also. But he never got his opportunity. So I sat back and had essentially walked away from the sport. I was out of the gym for maybe three, four weeks, which is … I am never out of the gym for three to four weeks.”