The recent press conference for UFC 246 brought down a different side of Conor McGregor and it was quite surprising for some of his fans since the Irishman chose to stay away from the war of words with his rival Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Conor McGregor is regarded as one of the best trash talkers in the history of MMA, who has buried almost all his opponents with brutal words. The shining superstar of UFC keeps no boundaries while talking about his rivals and it has often invited some unwanted problems for him. However, the press conference for UFC 246 was slightly different. Both Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone showed mutual respect for each other and a lot of fans believe that it is Khabib Nurmagomedov who made Conor McGregor humble.
Conor McGregor faced lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at the main event of UFC 229 in 2018. No wonder, the Irishman assaulted Khabib by talking about his culture, race, religion and family throughout the build-up of the fight. Khabib, who is very much concerned about his religious principles, took the fight personally and thrashed McGregor inside the Octagon. Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov also said that he would make Conor McGregor humble after beating him inside the octagon. Well, after a humiliating defeat against Khabib, McGregor chose to stay out of the sport for over a year. He is finally back in action with UFC 246 but his recent behaviour at UFC 246 press conference showed a completely different side of him.
According to UFC President Dana White, if McGregor manages to win against the 'Cowboy', he would be entitled for a re-match against Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, the lightweight champion has shown zero interest over McGregor and said that Conor should win at least ten fights in a row to earn another title shot at 155 lbs. Well, Conor McGregor believes that Khabib is scared and he is running away.