Conor McGregor, known as a documentarian, shares the same traits of a “brilliant innovator” alongside Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Steph Curry

Conor McGregor, the former two-division UFC champion, remained upbeat and determined to return to fighting despite suffering a devastating injury in his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. During discussions with his doctors about recovery plans, McGregor was focused on his eventual comeback rather than dwelling on his recent loss.

According to Gotham Chopra, director of the new Netflix documentary ‘McGregor Forever’, the Irish superstar instantly analyses his losses and is ready for the next fight, rather than being mired in defeat. Chopra, who spent three years developing the documentary, became fascinated by McGregor and was drawn to the idea of seeing him reclaim his greatness.

McGregor’s recent back-to-back losses to Poirier, including the injury, were unexpected. Chopra found that losing, rather than winning, made for better storytelling as it provided more tension and opportunities to explore McGregor’s journey. However, McGregor’s relentless work ethic and obsession with getting it right are traits that Chopra has seen in other great athletes such as Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Steph Curry.

McGregor’s mindset is unique as he competes in an individual sport where he has no one to count on but himself. There is something mentally and emotionally different about McGregor when he sets foot in the UFC octagon, knowing that he is alone and competing in a violent sport.

The documentary, which airs on Netflix on Wednesday, covers more aspects of McGregor’s life beyond his fighting career, including quiet moments with his family and his wealth. While McGregor does enjoy the trappings of his success, such as his Lamborghini yacht and new mansion, Chopra believes that he is still committed to fighting. Despite making more money than he could spend across 10 lifetimes, McGregor has not cut short a training session and is still very much focused on his career.


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