McGregor has rubbished suggestions that his rise to huge wealth has caused the decline of his performances in the UFC, and has vowed to make a winning return on his comeback next year
Conor McGregor has denied that his wealth has had any impact on his performances in the UFC after suffering two consecutive defeats.
The Irishman is currently plotting his comeback from a broken leg injury suffered during a damaging second defeat to Dustin Poirier.
He has been widely criticised for his behaviour outside the cage having taken to social media for a number of rants which he then deleted.
But the 33-year-old has insisted his comeback will be better than ever next year.
McGregor wrote on Twitter : “I will no have issue returning from this injury. Not an iota of issue. I’ve already prepared for a fight under these exact conditions.
“Here is a snap from my last camp. At McGregor Fast HQ with the team. Shin pad taped on to the left leg due to stress fractures / trauma.
“Me and all you pull out merchants are not the same! You are b**** made and I’m now steel.
“This game has just begun. Know that all my enemies are of similar age and experience, and for this reason, I hereby declare this war forever!
“They say time and time again that my accumulated wealth has quelled my fire. They are wrong.”
McGregor is plotting redemption at 155lbs after sliding down to ninth position in the UFC rankings following three defeats in his last four outings.
And after losing in back-to-back cage appearances against Poirier, the UFC superstar will need to select his opponent carefully to return to winning ways.
With just two fights remaining on his current deal with the promotion, McGregor could look to a tune-up fight to launch an assault on the top five contenders in his final bout.
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However UFC legend Chael Sonnen has advised McGregor to join his former rival Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal in leaving the UFC upon the expiration of their current deals.
“You’re the only ones. You three knuckle heads go find each other and don’t look for anybody else. Nobody gets to come up into your elitist group because nobody’s done as good a job as you guys have.
“It’s you three and you three need to figure this out. Masvidal needs to be in there either with Nate Diaz, with Nick Diaz, or with Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor needs to be there with either Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, or Jorge Masvidal.”