WATCH: Conor McGregor Joining the Force in an Unearthly Star Wars-like Training Video

Published 05/04/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 12: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor trains during an open workout at his gym on August 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch at UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor and Star Wars is a unique combo that the fight fans witnessed at the peak of the Irishman’s UFC career.

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‘The Notorious’ is known for his unconventional training. Who can forget the infamous Nate Diaz quote about the former UFC double champion’s training? Also, his training video with ‘Game of Thrones’ fame, ‘The Mountain.’

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In an uncanny video, ‘Mystic Mac‘ trained with his sparring partner carrying a Jedi sword. On the other hand, the biggest PPV draw in UFC history had no equipment.

In the short clip, ‘The Notorious’ is showing elusive movements while his sparring partner is swinging the sword. It appears the training was set as a fun moment, yet McGregor utilized some good movements and gave a rare moment for his fans.

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McGregor, displaying his interest in Star Wars, had both ‘The Notorious’ & the historic franchise fans amazed.

Another thing to note about the Irishman and Star Wars is that many MMA fans often confuse Conor McGregor with Star Wars star Ewan McGregor and assume the two are related to each other.

However, the Scottish actor appears to have no bonds with the Irish superstar apart from sharing the last names and being a well-known figure.

Conor McGregor donned a sword ahead of his first UFC championship

Ahead of UFC 189, Conor McGregor was preparing to face the first and only featherweight champion in the UFC. However, days ahead of the bout, Jose Aldo had to pull out of the fight.

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: Conor McGregor celebrates after a first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Thereafter, Chad Mendes stepped up to face ‘The Notorious’ for the interim UFC featherweight championship; Even McGregor had no issues in taking the bout.

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Facing a wrestler on such short notice didn’t deteriorate the Irishman’s confidence. In the video, he looked relaxed and composed ahead of his biggest bout in UFC.

In UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4, McGregor was donning a sword and a spear as well.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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