- Michael Bisping is convinced Conor McGregor was able to instill fear in his opponents
- “The Notorious” is being linked to big-name fighters in both lightweight and welterweight
After Conor McGregor’s back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier, some believe that he’s no longer the fighter everybody once feared. However, not for his fellow former UFC champion Michael Bisping.
McGregor: “The Notorious”
In a recent video on his YouTube channel, Bisping ranked the five UFC fighters who had notable “fear factor.” On his list, “The Count” included fearsome MMA legends such as Shane Carwin, Ronda Rousey, Anthony Johnson, Mirko Cro Cop and Conor McGregor.
According to Bisping, McGregor’s confidence and overall attributes always get the job done and got most of his past rivals “s****ing their pants.”
“Whether they like to believe it or not,” Bisping said in his YouTube video. “A lot of the opponents that stepped into an octagon with Conor McGregor, they were already s****ing their pants.”
“When you combine all that talk, that swagger, that bravado, that aggression, and then you look at the tape, you see him knocking people out. You see him picking the round, you see him even picking the minute and the method that he’s going to do it in – that gets into opponents’ heads!”
A massive fight looms
McGregor has made it known that he’s shooting for a title fight with reigning welterweight champion Kamaru Usman right away in his return. While that’s already a huge fight indeed, there are other big-name fighters hoping to win the McGregor sweepstakes. Among them is former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
“Do Bronx” is aiming to regain his rightful title in his next fight, but has repeatedly said that he’s willing to put everything aside for a money fight with “The Notorious.”
Another fighter being linked to McGregor lately is Jorge Masvidal. There has already been a brief back and forth between “Gamebred” and McGregor but nothing is concrete to this day. However, it appears that UFC matchmakers could consider it given both fighters are pay-per-view stars and yearning to get back to their winning ways.
Whatever the UFC decides, one thing certain is that McGregor’s comeback will once again be another sell-out event.