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Published 07/04/2022, 10:21 AM EDT

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Conor McGregor is arguably the most well-known fighter in UFC history. The Irishman has achieved the impossible in and out of the octagon. His impressive record against top contenders speaks for itself. Let us look back at when he did his best Stephen Curry impression.

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In 2016, McGregor was training for his fight against contender Eddie Alvarez in New York. During his time there, McGregor visited the prestigious Madison Square Garden for training. While exploring the arena, the Irishman decided to shoot hoops.


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McGregor did a jump shot in front of a vast audience and many cameras. Luckily for him, the shot went in, due to which the crowd cheered. He also pointed at the crowd and shook his head with pride. It is safe to say that McGregor was confident ahead of the bout.

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Unfortunately for fight fans, Conor McGregor has been out of action from the octagon since his last fight against his rival, Dustin Poirier.



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This trilogy fight was to settle the differences from their previous bouts. Sadly, the Irishman suffered a devastating leg injury mid-fight. McGregor threw a low leg kick, which Poirier checked, after which McGregor landed on his leg awkwardly.

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This happened in the very first round of the fight, and McGregor lost the bout via doctor’s stoppage. Since the horrific injury, McGregor has undergone surgery and spent most of his time in recovery. The Irishman has also been spending a lot of time in the gym, as seen by his new and improved physique.

McGregor has bulked up to a new frame and put on a decent amount of lean muscle. Considering this, it is likely that we will see him move up a weight class for his next bout. As for his next opponent, McGregor has a long list of contenders who have been calling him out to a fight. This includes lightweights such as Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira.

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Even top welterweights such as Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman have called out the Irishman. Although all these names have been thrown around, the UFC has confirmed nothing. So we will have to wait and see who McGregor fights next.


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What did you think of Conor McGregor’s shot? Who do you think he should fight next? Let us know by dropping your opinions in the comments below.



Devyanshu Rout

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Devyanshu Rout is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This sports fanatic was introduced to the UFC after the infamous Mcgregor vs Diaz fight. He has been a super-fan ever since and even began practicing the sport.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar