Stephen Thompson offers his candid thoughts on Conor McGregor’s training, mindset for ‘Notorious‘ highly anticipated UFC return fight vs Michael Chandler

Everyone is well aware of the fact that Conor McGregor is planning to make his comeback in the octagon in the latter half of this year. But, it is natural to wonder whether The Notorious will be able to reproduce the same level of performance he had demonstrated before his fatal injury. Stephen Thompson, a close acquaintance of Conor, addressed the supporters of the Irishman in the most compelling manner possible regarding his form. 

The former champion of two different weight divisions, is currently in Las Vegas, Nevada, filming the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, alongside his next octagon opponent Michael Chandler. As soon as the filming had begun for TUF, excitement, and turmoil began to ensue as well, which was nothing but expected from The Notorious. 

What did Stephen Thompson say about Conor McGregor? 

UFC fighter Stephen Thompson recently spoke about his anticipation for McGregor’s return, and the reasons why he believes McGregor will be just as good as he was at his peak. In an interview with Submission Radio, The American heavyweight praised Conor, with whom he has a long history of friendship. 

“I don’t know if you’ve seen the size of his fist, he’s got like a melon of a fist, like what the heck, man, and no wonder he puts people out with that one-hitter quitter punch. But he’s back to his movement,” said Thompson. 

One of the reasons Conor was so divisive was his haughty attitude toward both fans and fighters. This time, though, the American has a different point of view. Conor, according to the 40-year-old, listened to the fans this time. McGregor no longer has the boxer mentality that he had against Poirier, but he has returned to his origins of movement, and that is what fans will see from Conor the next time he steps into the octagon.

“For someone to come off of an injury like that, his mindset is like it didn’t even happen. He’s getting back to his roots. He’s never trained in karate, but he’s trained with a lot of karate guys and that’s where he gets a lot of his movement from. Thompson further added.

What do you think after listening to what Wonderboy had to say about McGregor? Do you also think the Irish superstar will be able to regain his glory days and become the champion of the lightweight division once more?

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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