Conor McGregor’s unorthodox movement raised a few eyebrows as he prepared himself for his open workout at yesterday’s media day.
The name Ido Portal is one that is no doubt unfamiliar to those who primarily align themselves with the sweet science that is boxing, but in MMA, the man who Nate Diaz so iconically labelled a ‘dork with a ponytail’ has become a recognizable figure due to his association with the UFC’s lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
McGregor’s emphasis on unorthodox movement has seen Portal play a significant role in his last few fight camps and though many are quick to label his rather bizarre methods as ‘touchbutt’, the successes that Conor’s looseness have brought him are unquestionable.
Yesterday, at his open media workouts, McGregor’s strange warm up garnered him a lot of interest from the boxing world and for the most part, many were left completely baffled.
What the hell is he doing?
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👀 Yeah this dudes in trouble
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