The work ethic of Conor McGregor is being compared to some of the greatest athletes in the world.
Fans are getting a close in-depth look at the life and recovery of Conor McGregor following his 2021 leg break inside the Octagon. The documentary film entitled “McGregor Forever” was released this week on Netflix. The film showcases McGregor‘s recovery from this injury from the day when it happened inside the cage at UFC 264, to his lead-up to his comeback fight against Michael Chandler. Fans get to see the ins and outs of his everyday life and get a close glimpse of his family and training, and a peek inside his mental side.
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“McGregor Forever” director copares Conor McGregor to LeBron James and Tom Brady
McGregor is one of the most popular fighters on the roster. His outlandish attitude and his skills inside the cage make him a fan favorite. Now the director of this film, Gotham Chopra is boasting about McGregor‘s work ethic and comparing him to some of the biggest athletes in the world. He said this to MMA Fighting.
“I’d say what’s in common is this relentless work ethic,” Chopra said. “This obsession with getting it right. I’ve seen it with Tom (Brady) in throwing sessions or Steph Curry in shooting sessions. You’re talking in Tom’s case the greatest of all time with quarterbacks, or Steph Curry, the greatest shooter of all-time or in LeBron’s case, they are like mad scientists in the laboratory.”
McGregor is very wealthy and has businesses outside UFC as well. He has the means to party hard and train hard. He prioritizes his well-being and his health and this is something that fans can really notice in the new documentary.
“I’ve seen this with Conor in his practice sessions,” he said. “He’s obsessing over little things. [We shot a lot of footage in training] and Conor will look at the tape and every little movement. He’s a mad scientist. He’s a perfectionist. It’s like you’re supposed to work out for two hours and four hours later you’re still going. Always looking for that next level, that edge to get it right. That’s what’s in common.”
McGregor will be returning to the Octagon later this year although his date is not yet set. He must first return to the USADA testing pool in order to fight in the UFC, which he has not done yet. Many believe that he could be making his return by the end of the year, December seems like the card that would fit best following his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter against Chandler.