And we thought there were only two men in the octagon fighting at UFC 194. Conor McGregor explains in great detail how he could have ‘immobilized’ John McCarthy…
Newly anointed UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor changed the game at UFC 194. He was sworn in to the position with a thunderous first round knockout against Jose Aldo, ending the Brazilian’s 10-year reign as the best 145-pounder on the planet. The shocking finish came just 13 seconds in to round one, as McGregor capitalized on an early opening with a picture perfect left hand.
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It happened exactly how McGregor had predicted so many times, in the first exchange and by knockout. ‘The Notorious’ has a unique approach to the fight game, claiming he never trains specifically for one opponent, opting to use movement coach Ido Portal and employing a Jeet Kune Do based approach to every fight.
If you’ve ever heard McGregor analyse a fight before, you’ll understand the depth of his knowledge about fighting.
For instance, the following footage of McGregor playing out his entire fight with Aldo before it happened:
So it seems the new kid in town is a serious threat to everyone at featherweight, and potentially lightweight too. With his coach recently confirming McGregor will fight for the lightweight title next, we could have a two-weight UFC champion on our hands. But apparently it’s not only his opponents who might be under threat.