Former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is bragging about his “masterful” performance against whatever warm body signed up to be his punching bag but I think we can all agree that beating up a sparring partner who’s not allowed to hit back is like winning a shit-wiping contest against a constipated opponent.
“Praise be to the hours I’ve put into my craft,” McGregor wrote on Instagram. “If you’ve seen the amount of hours I’ve put into my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so masterful at all.”
It’s a strange position for a fighter coming off back-to-back losses, which includes his UFC 257 knockout defeat to Dustin Poirier. “Notorious” was outstruck in both significant and total strikes before getting put to sleep midway through the second stanza.
“Here is another brand spankin’ ‘Conor McGregor Created’ shot for you all,” McGregor continued. “I know you’ve never seen this one before. Like the rest of them. A fake spinning back kick into a back hand rifle. I call this shot ‘the tiocfaidh ar la.’”
I think that’s Gaelic for, “I’ve had too much Proper Twelve.”
McGregor, 34, has been out of action for more than a year while rehabbing his broken leg. “Notorious” was expected to make his Octagon return at some point in early 2023; however, this new movie role could keep McGregor on ice until further notice.
Either way, fans remain unimpressed by his latest video.
this literally the issue he has had these last 6 yrs.. he bring in guys that make him look strong…versus someone that makes him work..
— Bo Sar (@rocksar223) October 5, 2022
Because he’s supremely insecure
— Matt Roberts (@keymaster_matty) October 6, 2022
Listen I’m no expert, but maybe don’t spar with people who you got off the street when you are preparing for Dustin Poirier
— Joey (@JoeyDodd8) October 5, 2022
Conor out here bringing in Boxcar Shamus for sparring.
— MMAZing (@ZingMma) October 5, 2022
Are we supposed to be impressed with him beating up a low level fighter?
— Dean Lamingman (@lamingman) October 6, 2022
“It’s not that I’m the best,” McGregor said. “It’s that I’m at it the longest and the mostest as well as i’m the best.”