It’s no secret that Conor McGregor has been having a tough go of it lately. Someone who may be able to empathize though, is Sylvester Stallone.
Stallone was spoken to by TMZ Sports about the UFC star, McGregor. When asked about Conor’s recent troubles, the movie star had some choice words for the athlete.
“I think he should get inspired by all this,” Stallone would say. “Like he says ‘Okay, I’ve been going through a very rough time, I’ve been somewhat publicly humiliated, and I’m at a crossroads in my life, I have to prove something, overcome my fear, overcome my incredible opponent who seems invulnerable, Khabib.'”
Stallone went on to discuss Conor’s approach to the fight itself. “I think he lost last time because he got resentful, he got prideful, he got arrogant,” he said. “He walked right up to that gentleman and he just got smashed in the face when he could have been defensive. There was no Plan B. Not even a Plan A-minus.”
Currently Conor is not with a fight booked, but has recently discussed negotiations for a July return. Whether its against Khabib or not, is yet unsure. Sylvester Stallone believes that the rematch is the most important thing to Conor. He would go on to say “If he doesn’t live up to his ideal, if he can’t overcome his fear and beat this man, it will plague him for the rest of this life.”
Conor is also dealing with legal troubles, as of late. He is facing felony charges for smashing someone’s cell phone. He is also facing a lawsuit from the same individual, along with UFC fighter Michael Chiesa. The road back for McGregor isn’t going to be easy, no matter which way he goes.