Conor McGregor Jr. Changes Dad’s Tough Guy Image: Says He’s Different Now

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Conor McGregor Jr. and his son
Conor McGregor Jr. and his son

Conor McGregor, a renowned MMA fighter, welcomed his first child, Conor Jr., in 2017, a significant event that profoundly affected him. McGregor expressed in a recent interview with James Corden that witnessing his son’s birth and growth softened him, revealing a more tender side. He reflected on how seeing his son without the weight of life’s hardships reminded him of his own unfiltered self before the world shaped him, highlighting the transformative power of fatherhood.

Observers, including MMA referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy, have noted a shift in McGregor’s career trajectory following his son’s birth, suggesting that parenthood can fundamentally alter one’s priorities and demeanor. While McGregor may have embraced a softer persona off the mat, his intensity remained evident in his Hollywood debut in the remake of ‘Road House,’ where he portrayed an antagonist with fervor, earning praise for his performance.

Conor McGregor Jr. and his son
Conor McGregor Jr. and his son (Credits: The US Sun)

Speculation about McGregor’s future in the UFC has been fueled by his Hollywood venture, coupled with his recent injury and prolonged absence from the octagon. Some anticipate his potential retirement from MMA, envisioning a transition to Hollywood or even a venture into politics. However, McGregor himself has affirmed his commitment to continue fighting, citing two remaining fights on his UFC contract.

In a recent interview, McGregor disclosed his intention to fulfill at least two more fights before considering his next steps, expressing uncertainty about his future beyond those obligations. Despite the uncertainty, McGregor is poised to face Michael Chandler in an upcoming bout, indicating his continued dedication to his fighting career in the immediate future.

As McGregor navigates the final chapters of his UFC contract, speculation abounds regarding his post-UFC endeavors. While some advocate for his transition to Hollywood or a potential political career, McGregor’s continued focus on his fighting career suggests that he may remain in the MMA sphere for the foreseeable future. Ultimately, McGregor’s next move after fulfilling his UFC contract remains a subject of anticipation and debate among fans and observers alike.


By Ritik

Ritik Katiyar is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Pharmaceutics. Currently, he lives in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. You can find him writing about all sorts of listicle topics. A pharmaceutical postgrad by day, and a content writer by night. You can write to him at [email protected]

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