Conor McGregor misses the ‘hunger’ that made him a UFC star, Beneil Dariush claims, while Lightweight says The Notorious looks ‘hollow’ leading up to the Dustin Poirier trilogy
- Beneil Dariush claims Conor McGregor ‘doesn’t know what he wants to be’
- The Irishman took a more respectful stance before Dustin Poirier fights
- McGregor’s hunger has been questioned ever since he played Floyd Mayweather in a box
- The ‘Notorious’ will face Poirier in a trilogy battle on July 10 in Las Vegas
Conor McGregor no longer has the ‘hunger’ that made him one of the best fighters in the world, according to UFC lightweight Beneil Dariush.
The Irish MMA legend has fought just three times in the octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez to unite in UFC Featherweight and Lightweight titles in November 2016.
McGregor’s desire to compete has been questioned since his multimillion-pound boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, and the skillful Dariush taking on Tony Ferguson next month at UFC 262 has doubts about the Irishman.
Conor McGregor (right) lost to Dustin Poirier (left) in UFC 257 main event in January
Beneil Dariush wonders if McGregor is still hungry to compete in the Octagon
“It’s about hunger, man. Dariush told ESPN. ‘I always talk about it. For me, as an athlete, I have God-given talents.
So I want to multiply those talents and give them back to God. And that well is never dry. I always have something in that well.
To him it seemed that it was first to make money. Well, you made that, so that well is dry. ‘
McGregor’s hunger has been questioned since he boxed Floyd Mayweather (left)
McGregor, 32, took a more respectful approach leading up to his UFC 257 defeat to Dustin Poirier, which was the opposite of the brash, cocky stance that terrorized opponents before attacks and that the ‘Notorious’ during his rise worldwide announced. higher on the UFC rankings.
Dariush, like many others, was surprised by McGregor’s attitude prior to the fight with Poirier and believes the Dubliner “doesn’t know what he wants to be at this point in his career.”
He added, ‘This last fight, it seemed like he’s a big family man and all. Well, you did.
‘You support your family. Everyone sees it. You are a good father. You are a good husband.
McGregor (right) took a more respectful approach ahead of the fight against Poirier (left)
‘That well is running dry a bit. I do not know. He has been the champion. That well ran dry. I don’t know what makes him hungry.
‘I think it looks a bit hollow. And I think I see that in Conor now.
“He looks a little hollow because he doesn’t know what he wants.”
McGregor and Poirier will fight again on July 10 in a trilogy fight in Las Vegas, both fighters having one win over the other.