Conor McGregor’s professional life has taken a turn for the worst in recent months. McGregor was defeated for the second time in a row at UFC 264 when he shattered his leg in a horrible manner against Dustin Poirier. Instead of dealing with the loss with his customary grace, the former champion went on a rant, claiming he was handily beating up Poirier prior to the break (two judges scored the round 10-8 for Poirier) and making deplorable statements about Poirier’s family, including threatening to kill Poirier and his wife “in your sleep.” Since then, nothing has improved. Following his outburst in the octagon, while broken, Conor McGregor has fallen into a cyclical cycle of Tweeting something horrible about someone and then deleting that Tweet. First, he went back on his post-fight diatribe, calling himself a “nasty person” and threatening Poirier and his family. Following that, McGregor made a horrible remark about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s deceased father and then began a dispute with Khabib’s close buddy Daniel Cormier.
McGregor has also spoken about what his comeback will entail, and he appears to be undecided. McGregor has stated that his return might be at 170 pounds at one time, but that he is returning to a championship shot at another. In any case, it appears that McGregor is certain that he will fight at 170 again in the future.