Conor McGregor responds to claims he’s no longer motivated to fight

UFC star Conor McGregor has responded to the idea that he’s no longer motivated enough to compete.

McGregor, 32, is coming off the back of a devastating TKO loss to rival Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. The two men are expected to run it back in a trilogy showdown at some point later this year.

However, Conor’s outing in the rematch has left many wondering whether he still has the heart to succeed at the UFC level.

McGregor bites back

One man who certainly buys into that idea is McGregor’s former opponent Eddie Alvarez.

During a recent interview with Fanatics View’s James Lynch, Alvarez made the point that having over nine figures in your bank account means it’s much harder to motivate yourself to stay disciplined and do what it takes to thrive in MMA.

This prompted a few responses from “The Notorious” on social media.

“I remember my first 150 mill” He first responded.

“If you gave 99% of the roster a weeks wage of my net worth you’d never see them compete again.” McGregor went on to add.

In addition to suggesting he has far more money than Alvarez is saying, McGregor also pointed out that he’s still actually getting in there and fighting – even after making his millions through his initial rise to prominence.

Ironically, you could argue McGregor’s peak came when he fought Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. Conor was challenging ‘The Underground King’, who is now part of the ONE Championship roster, for the UFC lightweight title.

Many felt as if Eddie would serve as Conor’s toughest opponent to date – but it wasn’t to be.

McGregor tore through Alvarez in two rounds and became the first man to simultaneously hold two UFC belts in two weight classes.

We’re still awaiting concrete plans on what comes next for McGregor, though he did insist he wanted to remain more active this time round following his loss to Poirier.

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