Slahilahi Ua lilo ʻo Conor McGregor i mea ʻano MMA, makemake nui nā mea pāʻani i kahi ʻāpana o ka moʻolelo Irish. Ma ka lā 23 aʻe, ma UFC 257, e loaʻa iā Dustin Poirier ka manawa moeʻuhane e hoʻololi i nā pūʻali kūʻē i ka Irishman no ka lua o ka manawa i kāna ʻoihana. Ma hope o ka lanakila ʻana i ka hoʻāʻo mua, ʻaʻole hūnā ka ʻAmelika i kona hauʻoli a hoʻohiki i kahi hakakā ʻino i ka hanana nui loa o ka mahina.

"Inā ʻoe e kamaʻilio e pili ana i ka hoʻolālā, ʻo kaʻu makemake no kāua ʻelua, ʻo ke kahe koko, ʻeha, a me ka ʻeha i ka hoʻomaka ʻana o ka hakakā. Ma laila, hiki iā mākou ke ʻike ʻo wai ka mea hakakā maoli. ʻO kēia kaʻu makemake. Makemake au e kahe koko i ka minuke mua o ka puni mua, "wahi a ka ʻAmelika, iā 'I kēia hopena pule i hala aku nei'.

Ua lanakila ʻo McGregor i ka makahiki 2014, i ko lākou noho ʻana i ka huluhulu (hiki i 65.7 kg.), ʻAʻohe mea kānalua ʻo Dustin, i kēia lā, he mea hakakā ʻokoʻa. Mai ia manawa, noho mau ka mea 'âlapa i ka elite māmā a ua lanakila 'o ia i ke po'o inoa o ka mahele interim. No laila, ʻo ka hui hou ʻana me ka 'Notorious', e ʻōlelo nui e pili ana i ka ulu ʻana o nā mea hakakā ʻelua.

"Makemake au e kahe ke koko a pono mākou e ʻeli hohonu e ʻike ʻo wai ka mea ʻoi aku ka maikaʻi, ʻo wai ka mea makemake e hele hou aku ma laila no ka mea ʻaʻohe ʻupena palekana. Makemake au e noho ma laila a ʻike wau. Makemake au e ʻike inā makemake ʻo ia (McGregor) iā ia ”, pau.

ʻO ka helu ʻelua i kēia manawa ma ka papa kuhikuhi i alakaʻi ʻia e Khabib Nurmagomedov, ʻaʻole i hana ʻo Poirier mai Iulai 2020, i kona lanakila ʻana iā Dan Hooker i kekahi o nā hakakā hoihoi loa o ka makahiki i hala. ʻO McGregor, ma kāna ʻāpana, e hoʻi hou i ka octagon ma hope o hoʻokahi makahiki. I kāna koho hope loa, ua holo ka Irishman ma luna o Donald Cerrone ma UFC 246.