UFC Champion Conor McGregor sat down for an interview with ESPN to discuss his future and what went wrong in his loss to Nate Diaz. Conor the diet and the last minute weight change were major factors in his loss. Check it out.
When I’m cutting weight, I kind of baby myself to preserve energy to make the weight and to be energetic in the fight. But this fight I didn’t even have to make weight. In fact, I was stuffing my face. I was heavier around the midsection. I wasn’t as lean as I usually am, so my performance was hindered. My gas tank gave in. I had to take a very honest look at what I was doing with my preparation, so I have done that. I’ve brought in people specifically to monitor my cardiovascular. I’m doing something a little bit differently. So everything is a lesson and everything is a blessing.
I entered that last fight full. I was full in every sense. My plate was full, my belly was full. That’s not why we fight. We originally fight for food, to eat. We fight hungry. The birth of fighting is to eat. So I’m happy with the lessons learned. I feel like my gut has been emptied again, like I am hungry again.