“This Is the Reason Khabib Retired” – Conor McGregor’s ‘Bad’ Sparring Footage Leaves Fans Perplexed

Published 09/26/2022, 11:45 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Conor McGregor warms up in his locker room prior to his super welterweight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor is inarguably the biggest name in the UFC. The Irishman’s incredible striking and exciting trash-talking has gained him popularity like no one else in the MMA world. Fans know ‘Mystic Mac’ for taking the fight to his opponents even before stepping inside the octagon.

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Apart from his outstanding strikes inside the octagon, ‘The Notorious’ is also a massive social media enthusiast.

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McGregor stays very active on social media platforms, which gives his fans an insight into his daily life. Recently, McGregor tweeted a video of his ‘kick-box’ sparring session, which has garnered a lot of reactions from his fans.

How the fans reacted to Conor McGregor’s tweet

The video had garnered a lot of replies and retweets from the fans of McGregor. While most were of the opinion that it was an old video, some fans had other things to say as well.

A fan assumed the video to be an old one, he wrote, “this is old footage right?? out there looking like FW Conor and not WW Conor… plz say that this is recent. The McGregor who picked his shots and bounced in the karate stance was unbeatable.”

However, another fan validated the video to be a ‘recent’ one, as he replied, “This was from this week. I was there”. 

One follower named ‘Carlo André Aguilar’ was in disbelief as he commented, “he should, Conor looks pretty bad here, can’t believe hes boasting this”. He definitely expected to see a lot more agility from McGregor.

Another fan with the name ‘yoboigucci’ made a technical point as he commented, “I don’t like the pause Conor does after some kick or combination. I want him to stop taking pauses & don’t get them chance to react. Eg. After he threw that knee to the breadbasket there was a pause there, instead of taking that pause i want him to immediately follow up with fists.”

One of the fans, named ‘Super Fan’, had the most savage reply to this video. He mentioned, “This is the reason Khabib retired”. 

This fan himself received a lot of replies, most of whom repelled his comment. He received replies which read, “Like… it’s a joke? Khabib dominated him yet he’s the reason he retired?” and also a funny one quoting, “He couldn’t bear to watch this, any longer, lol.”

Some others were observing this video pretty keenly, one of them commented, “You lost the exchange at the end”, while another one appreciated the power of Conor’s left hand which still is definitely brutal, his comment read, “Left hand still a rocket”.

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Will Conor McGregor grace the octagon ever again?

While most of the fans believe that ‘Mystic Mac’ will make his return to the octagon soon, a lot also have doubts about this. Even in this video, the fans replied with contrasting comments.

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But, looking at his recent social media posts, it can be said that the former UFC champion is definitely setting up his eyes on stepping inside the Octagon again. However, no one can be sure about how much more time he is going to take. What do you think? How long will it take ‘Mystic Mac’ to set his feet on the Octagon once again?

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Souvik Roy

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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.

Edited By: Paras Pande

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