“My Grandmother Could Knock You Out”: UFC Fans Critique Conor McGregor’s ‘Soft’ Punches

Published 06/29/2022, 4:32 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts after his TKO loss due to injury against Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC star Conor McGregor can be a polarizing figure. While his fans are excited to see him come back to the Octagon, many aren’t that thrilled. The fighter, who had been recovering from a broken leg at UFC 264, regularly updates fans on his training. In a new video, the Irish fighter was seen practicing boxing. Fans saw him throwing punches at a punching bag, and many criticized him.

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One person reacted to the post on McGregor’s Facebook page and commented, “That’s pry the worst I’ve seen out of anyone.”

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Another person suggested McGregor observe legendary boxer, Mike Tyson. They wrote, “Zero head movement!! Get a watch of Mike Tyson, like now in his 50s!…..”

A social media user wrote, “Damn man, those punches are soft.”

“My grandmother could knock you out with her stick of rhubarb you that slow,” wrote another person.

A fan felt ‘The Notorious‘ lost his originality. They wrote, “You’ve lost your original soul that made you.”

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McGregor has spoken about his love for boxing. Hence, many wondered if he would return to the boxing ring or the Octagon. However, UFC President Dana White had confirmed the fighter would be back to the UFC, and a rematch with Floyd Mayweather would not happen.

Referring to White’s comments, a fan wrote, “Daddy Dana already said you won’t fight Mayweather before stepping back into the octagon.”

What’s ahead for UFC star Conor McGregor?

While ‘Mystic Mac’ received many negative comments, several fans also had positive aspects to point out. They were excited to see the former champ-champ train again.

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There isn’t much clarity about McGregor’s return to the UFC. White expects the fighter to return by the end of 2022 or early next year.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 23: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, as the 22-6 record holder seems to be interested in the welterweight title, he previously spoke about fighting Kamaru Usman. Recently, he has also been feuding with Jorge Masvidal. The two have gone back and forth on social media.

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Hence, McGregor’s return to the UFC will be an exciting thing to witness. What do you think about the negative comments the fighter received?

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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