McGregor Forever is a four-part documentary series about Conor McGregor, the former UFC champion. It explores his career, personal challenges, and the quest for redemption after a tough loss in 2021.
It offers an intimate look into McGregor’s life, inside and outside the octagon. With a captivating soundtrack by Nathan W Klein, the series showcases McGregor’s determination and resilience.
It’s an unfiltered portrayal, appealing to fans of the sport and those inspired by human triumph. McGregor himself leads the cast, providing an authentic glimpse into his life and motivations.
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Conor McGregor warms up in his locker room prior to his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
McGregor Forever season 1, episode 2 recap
In episode 2 of McGregor Forever, the focus is on what happened after McGregor’s fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov and the lead-up to his match against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. The episode starts with McGregor’s hand injury, the surgery he had and how he dealt with it, as it was the first major injury of his career.
One surprising thing we learn is that McGregor was offered a fight against someone named Frankie. Although we don’t know the full name, it is likely that the UFC offered McGregor a fight against Frankie Edgar at a weight of 155 pounds.
However, the fight didn’t happen because of McGregor’s hand injury. Most of the episode then focuses on Cerrone, showing how McGregor prepares for big pay-per-view events.
While it is interesting to see behind the scenes, it feels similar to a UFC Countdown video, with the focus solely on McGregor and not his opponent. Although the episode doesn’t try to build up hype for a fight, whose outcome is already known, it falls a bit flat if it aims to be more than just a shallow look into McGregor’s personal life.
The main highlight of the episode is discovering a side of McGregor we don’t usually see: a man who is genuinely happy with his family. Despite his tough image, McGregor deeply loves his fiancée Dee Devlin and their two children.
It’s heartwarming to witness their interactions. The episode ends by addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on McGregor.
He had plans to fight two or three more times in 2020 after defeating Cerrone, but the pandemic disrupted those plans completely. It’s revealed that McGregor was even close to a welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, but the pandemic prevented it from happening.
Like McGregor and his team, we are left wondering what could have been if not for the pandemic and if we would have seen the bold Irishman face off against Usman.
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