‘Couldn’t Punch the Skin Off a Rice Pudding!’: Former Pro Boxer Mocks Conor McGregor for His New Training Video

Published 08/31/2022, 5:30 PM EDT
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 25: Conor McGregor is seen during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at on May 25, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/GC Images)

Former UFC 2-division champion Conor McGregor hasn’t fought anyone for over a year. His last fight was in July 2021, where he lost to UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier. However, The Notorious One has been dropping hints to get back into the octagon for one last run.

Although he hasn’t been in the best form of his career losing 3 of his last 4 fights, he is still very motivated to come back. McGregor recently posted a video of him training on his yacht while also promoting his whiskey, Proper 12.

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However, former super-middleweight champion Carl Froch didn’t seem too impressed by McGregor’s skills and mocked his video.

Couldn’t punch the skin off a rice pudding! ” Froch wrote, replying to McGregor’s video. This might have been an attempt by the former champ to get under the skin of McGregor, who is calling out almost everyone for a fight.

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Will Conor McGregor ever return?

The decision to come back to fighting depends entirely upon McGregor. Not to mention, McGregor has amassed a fortune already and can easily remain a multimillionaire, even if he decided to never step back into the octagon. The brutal nature of the sport also needs to be taken into consideration while making this decision.

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez in their lightweight championship bout. UFC 205 event Madison Square Garden. November 12, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He hasn’t fought in over a year and many think that a cushion fight might not excite him to make a return. Moreover, the lightweight division is currently flooded with talent that he might find tough to match.

He has also stated that his leg injury against Poirier hasn’t fully recovered yet. However, he could decide to come back to boxing and fight in an exhibition bout if he gets a good opponent or could even have one last run in the UFC.

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What did you think of McGregor’s punches? Let us know in the comments.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

Edited By: Melroy Fernandes

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