Georges St-Pierre has been giving his thoughts on how Conor McGregor should look to bounce back from his recent loss to Dustin Poirier, and suggests that the best thing he can do is to get out of his comfort zone for his next training camp.
“When I made my first million, of course my life has changed,” St-Pierre told ESPN. “I had more security and I didn’t feel that I was fighting for the same reason that I was in the beginning in terms of security. When I was poor in the beginning, I was on the edge. I knew if I lost I would have been dead and my life would be a mess. When you get money, these things change.
“However, to keep performing, you need to get out of your comfort zone. You cannot stay in your comfort zone during a training camp because you’re trying to recreate the same element that you will face for a fight. When you’re gonna fight, you won’t be in your comfort zone, so it is imperative that Conor, if you want to get back on the road of success, he needs to get out of his comfort zone. He needs not to be the boss of his training camp. He needs his coaches to tell him now you’re gonna spar this guy, you’re gonna go there, do this.
“Even if it doesn’t please him, he needs to go through that. Because if you stay in your comfort zone, the only thing that can happen is you will go down. You need to do that.”
GSP knows a thing or two about bouncing back from defeat as he did just that after a major upset title loss to Matt Serra by TKO, only to then TKO him to reclaim the belt a year later.
McGregor is expected to attempt his own redemption story in a trilogy fight with Poirier later this year, but at this stage it’s unclear whether he is seeking to make any adjustments to his training in the lead-up to that showdown, if it is officially booked.