Ariel Helwani's MMA Thoughts – Does a smooth victory mean a quick turnaround for Conor McGregor?


"I just want to be busy. Competition helps me stay focused. Whenever I don't have immediate competition, I seem to drift away. So I want to stay busy. That's that."

Quick riddle: When do you think Conor McGregor said this?

Before returning to the fight against Donald Cerrone, right? I mean, that's part of the story that led to the war on Saturday, right? Season. Work. Keep busy.

Actually, that's wrong.

McGregor said on April 6, 2013, his successful UFC debut night in Stockholm. He defeated Marcus Brimage that night after 67 seconds. It was a perfect debut like a warrior could dream of.

Perfect.

Then, on the mic, he said, "60 G's, honey!" to UFC president Dana White, mentioning a reward for his performance.

But that is because …

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