When Conor McGregor was upset by Nate Diaz in UFC 196, it wasn’t as if Dana White and company were suddenly going to jump off his bandwagon. He’s too famous and too galvanizing a personality to be shunted off — and UFC has too much invested in him to do so. No, the post-fight narrative was always going to be a road to redemption for Conor, and sure enough, that road now has its trailer.
It’s kind of funny that for this video, the soundtrack is The Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done,” the most famous line of which is the refrain, “I’ve got soul, but I’m not a soldier.” It does kind of bring to mind that time when McGregor played soldier. More appropriate is the monologue from Sylvester Stallone in Creed, all about taking the many bumps and bruises that life throws at you and coming back stronger for it. It’s inspiring stuff in the movie, and works just as well over footage of McGregor’s triumphs — reminding us and him that he’s been to the top of the mountain before, and can get back there again.