Sylvester Stallone isn’t simply an enormous battle fan, he’s additionally a minority proprietor of the UFC — and tells TMZ Sports he’s genuinely involved for Conor McGregor after his newest arrest.
“This is a crossroad in his life,” Stallone advised us in Beverly Hills … referring to each the arrest AND the very fact he’s coming off an enormous loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“If he can’t overcome his fear and beat this man, I think it’ll plague him for the rest of his life.”
The dialog with Stallone is superb … he opens up about the entire points Conor is dealing with in his life and offers him with a highway map on the way to come out on prime.
In truth, Stallone says McGregor needs to be “inspired” by the obstacles in his life — and use the entire negativity to gas an epic comeback … each out and in of the Octagon.
Sly says Conor ought to inform himself, “Okay, I’ve gone through a very rough time. I’ve been somewhat publicly humiliated. I’m at a crossroad in my life … I have to overcome an incredible opponent who seems invulnerable.”
That’s when Stallone honed in on Conor’s loss to Khabib — “This is a crossroad in his life. This is probably the most important one because if he doesn’t live up to his ideal … if he can’t overcome his fear and beat this man, I think it’ll plague him for the rest of his life.”
“I think [Conor] lost last time because he got resentful, he got prideful, he got arrogant … put his hands down … he walked right up to that gentleman and he just got smashed in the face when he could have been defensive. There was no Plan B. Not even a Plan A minus.”
Stallone says he REALLY needs to see a rematch between the “two UFC Gods” — including, “I wanna see a guy that leaves everything on the table.”
As for Conor’s pending authorized scenario in Miami, the place he’s accused of smashing and stealing a cellphone from a fan who needed an image … Sly has some recommendation for Conor on dealing with the burdens of fame.
“Keep smiling. You can’t critique a smile.”