McGregor hasn’t been in the Octagon since and minority UFC owner Sylvester Stallone has some advice for the defeated fighter.
“This is a crossroad in his life,” Stallone said to TMZ Sports (via Lewis Mckeever of Bloody Elbow). “If he can’t overcome his fear and beat this man, I think it’ll plague him for the rest of his life. I think [Conor] lost last time because he got resentful, he got prideful, he got arrogant ... put his hands down ... he walked right up to that gentleman and he just got smashed in the face when he could have been defensive. There was no Plan B. Not even a Plan A minus.”
The UFC star has suffered four losses as a professional MMA fighter and all of them came by way of submission.
Stallone also believes that no matter what, one thing McGregor needs to do is to keep on smiling.
“Keep smiling. You can’t critique a smile,” he said.
Reports have surfaced stating that McGregor may be returning to the Octagon in July, giving the fighter an opportunity to come over that alleged fear.