Conor McGregor has a problem picking fights he can’t win.
First, it was Nate Diaz – a late replacement for Rafael dos Anjos who beat McGregor up worse than he’d ever been beaten before.
Then it was the UFC, who dared to hold the Irishman to his media obligations for the Diaz rematch, which should’ve taken place at UFC 200 but McGregor threw a tantrum and got kicked off the card. He ended up kissing Dana White’s ring to atone for his sins; however, some ill feelings remain. As per MMAFighting:
“We’re still back and forth with media obligations,” McGregor said at an event to promote his coach John Kavanagh’s new book “Win or Learn.” “It’s going on right to this second. It’s never-ending. They want to pull you left and right.”
“I think some people don’t understand how taxing that is, especially coming after a loss like that where I really truly need to look out for me and get myself right and come out the way I need to feel,” McGregor said. “I can’t fatigue like that and live with myself after that. Seeing the way the last fight happened, I can’t live with it. I need to isolate myself and just get my work in and come back and get my revenge. And that’s what I’m doing.”
McGregor needs to check himself before he wrecks himself. He does no one any good if he’s put on contractual ice.