“He’s a showman, for sure” Stephen Thompson lifts shocking lid on how Conor McGregor switches “His persona” in front of cameras

Conor McGregor may not fight in the octagon for a long time. But he is never too far away from the limelight. Either he will rile someone up, or people will chime in on an issue and drop his name. This time around, Stephen Thompson shared his experience of working with Conor and detailed how he morphs into a different “persona” in front of the camera.

Stephen Thompson appeared as an assistant coach in season 31 of TUF. Conor is leading a team against his upcoming opponent Michael Chandler. ‘Wonderboy’ joined team McGregor as a temporary coach in the proceedings.

Why does ‘Wonderboy’ find Conor McGregor to be a camera wonder?

The Karate maestro was all praise for Conor McGregor. Addressing Conor’s villain arc in his own story, Thompson appeared to be a contrarian.

“He’s a showman, for sure. On and off-screen he’s very nice, but it’s just something that switches. It’s really cool to see, his voice amps up, he looks like 20 pounds bigger whenever the camera is on,” explained Thompson.

The Welterweight added that Conor had the camera figured out. Even though Stephen is bigger than Conor, “The Notorious” managed to appear bigger on an Instagram photo posted alongside him. Thompson acknowledged Conor’s skill of “making him look bigger” by inching a foot forward.

What does Stephen Thompson think of Conor McGregor as a coach?

Not just Conor McGregor’s on-camera persona, Thompson was impressed with his coaching skills as well. The Irish may strike as someone who will be incorrigible, whose opinions are not malleable under any circumstances. Such a personality may not be well suited for a coach. However, Stephen found it to be the other way around.

McGregor, to his utmost surprise, is actually a helpful coach. “The Notorious” is putting in the hard yards to improve his apprentices every day. In an interview with Submission radio, Thompson explained, “He’s a great coach and cares a lot about his guys. He cares a lot about his guys, and that’s fun to watch and see because that’s what I do for a living.”

Conor McGregor surely has bedazzled Stephen Thompson and now his next challenge will be to bring his glory days back in the octagon. After facing a gruesome injury in the loss against Dustin Poirier, ‘Notorious’ has not stepped foot in the octagon. He is set to face Michael Chandler in his comeback after he is cleared by USADA to fight.


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