A number of possible reasons have been cited for Conor McGregor’s very poor performance and defeat in the third fight against Dustin Poirier. It doesn't make sense to list them all, but we can find meaning in the announcement of how one former UFC champion views it.
In this case, it is Michael Bisping, and it is especially valuable that he is known as a person of British language who will say without hesitation what he really thinks. Bisping sees the problem in Conor's longtime coach John Kavanagh, that is, in the statements he made after the fight.
"Look what Conor's coach John Kavanagh said. He said he didn't see anything that worried him. And that he knew he was going to win by knockout in the second round." "Nothing but that worried him. If that's true, John Kavanagh, Conor should fire you immediately, "Bisping told BT Sports, continuing with a direct message to McGregor: "It's extremely worrying, you were on the floor and dominated.
It was 10-8 rounds and it's very worrying. You don't want someone to beat you up. Very simple, and that's exactly what was happening."
The very thought of the fight in the second round would look different to Bisping.
In fact, it has very good guidance on why to think it wouldn’t be like that. Namely, McGregor did an unquestionably better first round in the January fight than now, only to fall in the second and be finished. "A broken leg is bad luck.
But it also gives McGregor an excuse or a reason why the fight was stopped. What if it hadn't happened?" "Let's be realistic, chances for him to reverse the fight and finish Dustin in the second round, especially when we know his first round is usually Conor's best, were not the best.
It wasn't even close to a good performance, "Bisping concluded. For some time now, there has been an opinion among fans that John Kavanagh did not create Conor McGregor, but that Conor McGregor is actually fully responsible for all the popularity of his coach.
This theory is supported by the fact that several fighters from SBG were also members of the UFC, but no one has achieved any notable results, and that in recent years he has failed to create another fighter of greater potential than Bellator's James Gallagher.
But even he, if we are to be realistic, has not yet been on the right exams. Many also believe that Conor would have achieved better results had he changed the team over time, but he has remained loyal to those he has been with since the beginning of his career. And indeed, by that criterion, there are few like him.