The former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion of the world Georges St. Pierre (GSP) has offered a word of advice to former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor was brutally knocked out by Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257 which took place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Conor McGregor suffered the first-ever stoppage loss of his MMA career against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257, which took place at the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Dustin Poirier knocked out Conor McGregor in the second round to avenge his loss to the Irishmen from their first fight which took place back in 2014 at UFC 178. Back then, McGregor had knocked out Poirier in the first round.
GSP offers advice to Conor McGregor
Speaking to Ariel Helwani, GSP offered words of advice to Conor McGregor. The Canadian had his own rags to riches story. GSP was once a garbage man who went on to dominate the UFC and become one of the greatest fighters in the UFC.
Georges St-Pierre spoke to @arielhelwani about the importance of "getting out of your comfort zone" as a famous athlete and gave advice to Conor McGregor. pic.twitter.com/dxej1lxQLU
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“So when I made my first million of course my life has changed. I had more security and I didn’t feel that I was fighting for the same reason that I was in the beginning in terms of security. When I was poor at the beginning, I was on the edge. I knew if I lost I would feel death and my life would a mess. But when you get money, these things change,” GSP said.
“However, to keep performing, you need to get out of your comfort zone. You cannot stay in your comfort zone in a training camp, because you are trying to recreate the same element you can face for a fight. And when you’re in a fight, you won’t be in your comfort zone. It’s imperative if Conor wants to great back on the road to success, he needs to get out of his comfort zone. He needs to not be the boss of the training camp, he needs his coaches to tell him, ‘You need to spar these guys, you need to go there and do this.’ Even if it doesn’t please him, he needs to go through that. Because if you can stay in your comfort zone, the only thing that can happen is you will go down. You need to do that.” GSP concluded. (H/T – BJPenn.com)
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