Former UFC Lightweight and Featherweight champion Conor McGregor is known to love a good party, which has sometimes landed him in a lot of trouble outside the Octagon.
More recently, the “Notorious” and his team have stated that he’s cleaned up his act and toned down his party lifestyle. Whether McGregor’s partying days are over still remains to be seen, but former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping isn’t buying it.
He recently made appearance on MMA Tonight on Sirius XM and was asked to discuss McGregor allegedly putting his partying days behind him. Bisping went on to explain that him and McGregor aren’t close on a personal level these days, but compared McGregor’s situation to his own.
”I don’t have a personal relationship with Conor these days, so I don’t know, and far be it for me to say that him and his coach are lying,” Bisping explained. “Here’s the thing, human beings fall and falter all the time. I, myself, am a human being. I say I don’t drink anymore, and I try not to drink, and I do a lot better but guess what? I might have had a few drinks last night, but I definitely mean it every time I say I’m done drinking and partying, and all that type of things.
“Now, Conor McGregor saying ‘those days are behind me’ guess what? He’s a human being and the Conor that I know is the Conor that likes to party, but still, it doesn’t make you a bad person,” Bisping said. “You got one life, enjoy yourself, as long as you’re not doing any harm to anybody else then it doesn’t matter.”
Bisping also talked about who he thinks McGregor will fight next. The former champion believes a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz will be next for McGregor.
“What we like to see from Conor is the fights, and judging by the last fight against Cowboy Cerrone, he’s still got it,” Bisping said. “That was a tremendous performance and he made very short work of him. I’m very excited to see the next matchup, probably if I’m a gambling man, Nate Diaz.
“Nate Diaz came out of the woodwork the other day with a Tweet,” Bisping said referring to a tweet from Diaz, which took aim at McGregor’s claim about his plans in 2020. “Khabib has Ramadan coming up so therefore after this fight with Ferguson, he’s going to be fasting so he’s not going to be training for a fight. Therefore, if Conor wants to stay busy, keep earning money, and get a very big significant payday against relatively easy competition in Nate Diaz, and a fight that he would win in style and close out the trilogy, yeah there you go. He’s going to fight Nate Diaz, then probably fight Khabib.”
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 7th March, 2020.