Conor McGregor He’s sitting on a hospital bed wearing a surgical gown, his face still dry from a weight cut. “I thought it was over,” he says of his career, as McGregor sits on the canvas, donning his fight night clothes, his face crumpled in pain, before the scene turns into an Octagon. “This is not over!” he hisses Dustin Poirier.

Here’s Netflix McGregor forever The second documentary built around the MMA megastar begins. when it was a 2017 movie infamous He described the Irishman’s rise to become the first double weight champion. UFC History and his iconic rivalry with Nate Diaz, this new series documents the journeys around his last four fights, three of which were losses, with an episode dedicated to each of them in general terms.

McGregor foreverDirected by Gotham Chopra and produced by Religion Of Sports, it begins at the end: after McGregor broke his leg against Poirier in July 2021. Against Donald Cerrone, his duel with Poirier in January 2021 and finally their ill-fated rematch six months later.

infamous Released shortly after McGregor’s superfight showdown with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, his background was not in that movie and he escaped from that series. And so McGregor forever It begins in earnest on the way to the UFC star’s confrontation with Khabib, a fascinating and hitherto underexplored spell in McGregor’s career. It’s a spell that is made all the more fascinating by the stark contrast between the scenes where McGregor plays with his first-born son, revealing the gender of his daughter, and the venom of his exchanges with Nurmagomedov. An eerie soundtrack only serves to reinforce the sense of foreboding from start to finish.

McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, once spoke of the fighter’s sinister demeanor before the fight; How McGregor beat up arguing partners before they go out and celebrate with a drink, instead of trying to learn from them. Indeed, this particular episode of the series confirms these revelations by painting a picture of an insecure McGregor and welcoming every second of the never-before-seen footage—even the unbearable scene where McGregor’s dislocated toes snap back into place three weeks later. before the fight; especially those shots where a tearful McGregor admits defeat in the locker room surrounded by his teammates but helplessly alone. For all the intriguing elements at this stage of McGregor’s career, the fighter himself sees it simply: “I was beaten and that’s it. The important thing is that I lost on the ground, in the end.

The series includes multiple scenes of McGregor with his family.

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Episode three has a similarly revealing moment after McGregor suffers his first knockout defeat. “This was so bad,” he says, before questioning his team. “How come you have nothing… I was shot, my leg died and there was no sound (from you).” Both scenes follow the satisfyingly cinematic framing of the fights, and the other parts use the same effective sound and visual editing.

The opening episode concludes with McGregor performing community service on the series, the only acknowledgment of his various legal troubles in recent years. Yet hearing McGregor express his candid feelings about the experience highlights perhaps the most disappointing aspect of the documentary: Elsewhere, there is a substantial lack of audio quotes from McGregor, instead old interviews superimposed over many of the new footage, undermining the excitement of seeing the new one. . clips.

But the biggest problem is the timing of the show.

Much of McGregor Forever is dedicated to the Irishman dealing with setbacks, including injuries.

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McGregor forever Sold as the story of the Irishman’s comeback from numerous failures and his impending comeback from a broken leg; however, he did not return in the way that matters most to his fans and the sport: in the ring and, more ideally, with a win. Also, the show doesn’t fully convince you that such a win is imminent. If you hadn’t seen McGregor’s final encounter with Poirier, the final episode of the series would lead you to believe that the Irishman was approaching a redeeming victory, rather than the associated performance and devastating injury that followed.

McGregor’s recovery from this injury is commendable and should not be overlooked. In this documentary, the 34-year-old actor talks about his desire to keep fighting, how he was and always will be a fighter above all else, but no date has been announced yet. His next fight against Michael Chandler. When it comes to fighting, the number and nature of moving parts can be dizzying, so McGregor’s continued, prolonged absence isn’t entirely his fault. However, fans are asking for clarity on the situation that this documentary fails to provide.

In between this series, it seems as a coach Ultimate Fighterand its constant presence on social media has a lot of McGregor content to consume in 2023. There aren’t enough McGregor contests.

All four episodes of ‘McGregor Forever’ are currently streaming on Netflix.

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