In a recent Twitter review of Conor McGregor's documentary, "McGregor Forever," former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub expressed his belief that Sean O'Malley could be the successor to McGregor and the glorious era of the past.
The documentary focuses on McGregor's career following his blockbuster boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. It delves into significant moments such as McGregor's bouts against Khabib Nurmagomedov, the challenges brought by the pandemic, and his injury during the Dustin Poirier fights after consecutive losses. Schaub reminisced about this period, considering it a golden time in mixed martial arts.
"Finally watched the @TheNotoriousMMA doc on @netflix so damn good. Looking back at it now that was the greatest time in combat history. Not just one fight the entire ride. Unfortunately, I don’t think we ever experience that again. Aldo rivalry, Khabib, Diaz, and the historic Floyd boxing match. Once in a lifetime type of thing. That bums me out,” Schaub wrote.
UFC bantamweight contender Sean O'Malley responded to Schaub's tweet, urging him to sit back and enjoy the present. In response, Schaub praised O'Malley, suggesting that he could be the fighter who brings back the glory of the bygone era.
"Facts. You might be the next chosen one,” Schaub replied to O Malley.
Schaub's recognition of O'Malley's potential as a successor to McGregor and the era of dominance in the sport highlights the belief in O'Malley's skills and marketability. It also showcases the nostalgia and appreciation for the moments that made McGregor's career so significant in the world of mixed martial arts.
Interestingly, the fans could be getting another chance to see Conor McGregor back in the UFC cage after it was revealed that the UFC star could be re-entering the USADA pool.
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