Michael Bisping claims that the Conor McGregor ‘traditionally no longer exists’ after he rose to fame

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‘Old Conor McGregor NO LONGER EXISTS’: Ex-UFC Champion Michael Bisping claims Irish MMA star is now a ‘pussy’ and doubts his hunger to keep fighting because he’s’ loaded ‘and’ $ 100 MILLION collect ‘yachts’

  • Michael Bisping has questioned Conor McGregor’s hunger to keep fighting
  • McGregor is one of the world’s richest athletes after his incredible rise to fame
  • But Bisping believes McGregor’s massive fortune has now softened him
  • McGregor returns to the Octagon in July for his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping has claimed that the Conor McGregor of yesteryear ‘no longer exists’ after his rise to fame.

The typically outspoken McGregor seems to have mellowed considerably over the years, with the Irish fighter’s days as a featherweight long gone.

He has since risen to the top as one of the richest athletes ever, as well as the winner of two world titles, and Bisping believes this transformation has turned him into a ‘pussy’.

Michael Bisping has claimed that old Conor McGregor (above) ‘no longer exists’

“The Conor McGregor of old is just like the me of old. It no longer exists, ”Bisping said talkSPORT. ‘I’m a nice guy, I’m a cat, but I used to be a bit of a nightmare. It’s the same with Conor McGregor.

‘The man is loaded. He pulls $ 100 million in yachts and has million dollar watches. He gets a driver in Rolls Royces.’

Evander Holyfield said, “It’s hard to run away at 6 in the morning when you’re sleeping in silk sheets.” Fighters, we are hungry and want to turn it around. Maybe we’re cut from the same kind of fabric or on the wrong side of town.

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Bisping questioned McGregor's hunger to keep fighting

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Bisping questioned McGregor’s hunger to keep fighting

‘We love to fight and that’s our only hope. The dream is to make some money and change your life, he did that in a big way and he will never skint. ‘

McGregor returns to the Octagon in Las Vegas on July 10 for his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.

The ‘Notorious’ suffered a defeat in their second showdown in January, with Poirier emerging victorious thanks to a second round knockout at UFC 257.

However, the contrast in McGregor was stark: the superstar chose to show respect for Poirier instead of avenging him in a battle of words. But the idea that his softer side has now emerged was not taken as criticism by Bisping, he says.

McGregor is now one of the world's richest athletes and has mellowed considerably over the years

McGregor is now one of the world’s richest athletes and has mellowed considerably over the years

The 'Notorious' had sold a stake in whiskey brand Proper No 12 in a reported $ 600 million deal

The ‘Notorious’ had sold a stake in whiskey brand Proper No 12 in a reported $ 600 million deal

“That’s not an insult, that’s just the reality of the situation,” added Bisping. It doesn’t mean he can’t go out and do a great job and win, because he can. However, it will be a tough fight. ‘

McGregor’s net worth is said to be around £ 181 million. He is said to have made around £ 61 million for his money-hungry fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

In addition, over the years, he has won a hefty sum from various sponsorship and endorsement deals, as well as sold a stake in whiskey brand Proper No 12. That deal would have been worth about $ 600 million.

The 32-year-old is also comfortably one of the most popular figures in UFC, and his stature has earned him a net prize pool of £ 12.4 million so far. However, this substantial amount does not include pay-per-view income.

McGregor will step up the Octagon for his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier (R) in July

McGregor will step up the Octagon for his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier (R) in July

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