McGregor first time showed his boxing skill publicly, and most of the fans were amazed after watching it. Now the question Conor McGregor is ready to down the Boxing legend Money Mayweather and shock the world? Or it’s just an eye wash to make the money fight more attractive to the world?
McGregor not only announced his boxing skill achievement but also he brought his style to the media workout in Las Vegas UFC Performance Institute. In that media workout, NotoriousMMA showed his unique boxing style including shadow boxing, heavy ball, and maize bag. But most of the fans on social media marked the session underwhelming.
— A. Julien (@sixxpakk) August 12, 2017
Several MMA fighter notably Sergio Mora, former middleweight world champion poked fun at Conor McGregor’s boxing workout. Although the whole world was mock Conor McGregor’s boxing ability, Dana White shared Conor McGregor vs Paulie Malignaggi sparring sessions video clips.
McGregor "moves" look like a poor version of Brazilian capoeira.
— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) August 11, 2017
Can McGregor fight? Absolutely.
But Can he box? Fook NO!
— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) August 12, 2017
He also mentioned “For all the people who think @thenotoriousmma can’t box. This is gonna be a FIGHT!!!! For those that don’t know this is Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion. “
The boxer attacked at NotoriousMMA after their last week excited sparring session. Paulie narrated he was set up and made to look stupid by the Conor camp after “take down” McGregor but the Irish UFC star returned server.
“He can say what he wants. He got his ego badly dented,” McGregor told reporters. “He got him a** whooped. He was flattened, what can I say. It did not go well for him.
“When I was hearing all the stuff he was saying, I said, ‘it’s concussion talk,’ the man was badly concussed. I mean look at his face, he got busted up bad.”
While Paulie requested to the UFC to upload the full sparring session but UFC President Dana White has released 2 short clips to focus McGregor positive sign only.
In the 1st clip, Conor McGregor hit Paulie with a heavy left-hand punch that shocks the American fans and leaves him stumbling towards the ropes. While in the 2nd clip displays Paulie falling to the canvas after a Conor Combination, but interesting things are Joe Cortez, the referee of the match seems to call it is a slip.
Despite criticism, @NotoriousMMA will come back to the mega fight like a fierce competitor with Money Mayweather. Conor is famous for making bold predictions before his fight, and he used the same technique in the latest media workout for Mayweather fight. American Boxer Floyd Mayweather has offered the 2 fighters sport 8-ounce boxing gloves for their super fight of 2017 scheduled on August 26. But it will decide by vote on next week is associated with the Nevada Athletic Commission. In return, Conor McGregor gave a warning to American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, mentioning he does not see the bout going very long if he’s chosen lighter gloves for the sport.
Conor McGregor said to the report “Trust me if we’re eight ounces, I’m struggling to give him two rounds,”
“That’s the god honest truth. The only reason I maybe give him two rounds is that in this game, the referee stops me pounding his head into the canvas and he gets ten seconds to recover.
“That’s the only reason he might get to the second round. If it’s ten ounces, maybe four rounds.
“I will knock him out bad — he is too small.”
The Nevada Athletic Commission usually permit ten-ounce gloves in boxing fight at 147 pounds or heavier. Mayweather vs McGregor fight will be at 154 pounds. But traditional rules will be changed due to McGregor debut in boxing, and it’s already considered the different fight between McGregor vs Mayweather.
In Friday, Conor McGregor held his first media workout in Las Vegas and told he had observed Money Mayweather’s demonstration one day earlier, and he is not impressed. McGregor mentioned-
“I see a beaten man in his eyes, in his body language, in everything he does,”
“In my mind, it’s an easy fight.”
When reporters asked him about what makes him so confident about the mega fight bold predictions, Conor replied a short response. “I get it from hard work,” McGregor said. “I get it from the work I put in.”
NotoriousMMA also blasts his critics in his media session. Some critics mentioned that McGregor and Mayweather turned the fight promotion into a sideshow. But McGregor said those that they should consider McGregor is different. He told –
“Don’t act like you’re not excited by all this,” McGregor said. “You’re sick of the boxing game, you know it.
“You’re sick of everyone in the boxing game, same s***, same boring s***.
“To all of the boxing. It’s OK to love me as much as I love me.”