“He’s a perfectionist”: Conor McGregor’s documentary director draws fascinating similarity of UFC legend with Steph Curry and Tom Brady

In a recent interview with BroBible, Gotham Chopra, the director of the highly anticipated Netflix documentary “McGregor Forever,” shared his insights into working with Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor.

Chopra expressed admiration for McGregor’s mindset, highlighting that he is not one to dwell on losses or become easily distracted. He drew a parallel between Conor and the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, emphasizing their shared character trait.

Gotham also compared McGregor to other sports icons such as Tom Brady and Steph Curry, highlighting their respective strengths and unique qualities.

“He’s a mad scientist. You know, he’s obsessive. Personality-wise, he’s quite similar to Kobe [Bryant], like there’s a definance and a combativeness to him of course. But he couldn’t be opposite of Tom Brady or Steph Curry I would say as the most gentle guy,” said Chopra.

In praise of McGregor’s work ethic, the director commended the Irish fighter’s continuous drive to evolve. Despite achieving significant fame and financial success, Conor’s dedication to self-improvement and his relentless competitive spirit seems to remain unwavering.

The director acknowledged that McGregor’s passion for fighting persists, even when he has already reached a level where he no longer needs to step into the ring.

“Despite all of the fame and the fortune and all the people that are always around him…that’s not what it’s about. For him, it’s about can I be better and that is pretty similar…He always like looks back, ‘I could’ve done this different and so, therefore, I’m going to try it again,'” the director added.

What to expect from the documentary of Conor McGregor

It is evident that McGregor possesses the drive and goal-oriented mindset of other top-tier athletes like Bryant and Brady. This exceptional characteristic played a significant role in his remarkable journey.

To become a two-division UFC champion and ultimately emerge as arguably the sport’s biggest superstar. Conor’s unwavering determination and focus on achieving his goals have set him apart in the world of mixed martial arts.

Conor Mcgregor

Netflix is set to release the highly anticipated documentary “McGregor Forever” on Wednesday, May 17. This documentary offers MMA fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Notorious’ McGregor’s recovery from the leg injury he sustained during his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in 2021.

The timing of the documentary’s release is particularly intriguing, coinciding with the premiere of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, where Conor serves as a coach opposite of former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler.

Conor McGregor

Excitement is building as the former two-division UFC champion prepares for his return to the octagon later this year against Chandler. This highly anticipated matchup is expected by many to be a sensational spectacle, further amplifying the anticipation surrounding McGregor’s journey back to competition.

What do you think about ‘Mystic Mac’s career? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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