Conor McGregor used to be the single biggest draw in mixed martial arts. The guy that everyone wanted to beat. A must-see spectacle-- and so full of himself that he thought that it was a privilege for fans to see him fight.


The Notorious MMA's stance seems to have changed a bit in a matter of a few short months, however, because he's now become the one hustling around asking for fights.

McGregor expressed his desire to fight Anderson Silva after his loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 last night. He tweeted out that "it would be an honor" to fight Silva. This type of language isn't exactly characteristic of McGregor's style, does it? Silva, despite fighting valiantly and still possessing a few tricks, is 43 years old and far past his prime.


Don't forget that he also expressed interest in take on Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, another aging fighter, following January's UFC event in Brooklyn.


Conor is famous for his cockiness and his trash talking, but at least he's taking a respectful approach with Silva. Spider has also expressed his interested in the so-called "super fight" between these two legends of the Octagon.

So, is this respectful tone genuine, or is it just a ploy to get the fight to happen? Is Cerrone suddenly out of the picture? In any even, to think that McGregor is comfortable coming across as the guy who's hopping on Twitter begging for fights is a generally bad look for his brand, to say nothing of the chaotic brawl and suspension that followed his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. 


It is almost like he is fighting to stay relevant in today's UFC. Of course, Conor can fix his desperate look by beating a big name and getting back into the good graces of Dana White. But that's not exactly a slam dunk as things stand.