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Conor McGregor lashes out to ‘deal with losing these fights,’ says Michael Bisping

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“The Count” analyzes UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s social media outbursts.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, thinks he knows why Conor McGregor has been lashing out on social media.

In the aftermath of UFC 264 on July 10, 2021 — where McGregor suffered a second consecutive loss to Dustin Poirier — “The Notorious” took aim at Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s families. In a recent interview, Believe You Me host Bisping gave his take on why McGregor may be acting in such a manner.

“For [Conor], right now, that’s the best way he can deal with losing these fights. I’m not making excuses for him, far from it, because I was at the receiving end of some of his bulls—t recently as well,” Bisping told MMAFighting.com’s The Fighter vs. The Writer podcast. “But I think for him to still believe — and I don’t have a relationship with him, we used to be somewhat friendly, we don’t talk anymore, so I’m not speaking from experience or anything like that, just speaking in general as a fighter — he has to believe in his mind that fight was competitive.

“He has to believe in his mind that he was going to turn it around in the second round if the leg hadn’t got broken,” he continued. “Because if he doesn’t do that, if he accepts ‘I was getting my ass kicked and I probably would have been finished,’ then it’s a chink in the armor. It’s starting to accept that I’m not one of the best in the world.”

McGregor suffered a leg break (watch here) in the Poirier fight and is currently recovering.


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