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Watch: Intriguing New Video Highlights Conor McGregor’s Ability To Read Minds

A new video from the always-intriguing YouTuber MindSmash delves into the idea that fighters like Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather possess an inherent ability to read the minds of those around them.

Technical prowess and fight IQ stand as two of the most important skills in the art of fighting but in recent years, the role that mental warfare plays in the act of defeating one’s opponent has really been highlighted due to the emergence of the likes of MMA’s Conor McGregor and the man he has been scheduled to take on this August in Floyd Mayweather.

Of course, mind-games within the sporting world are nothing new, but with advancements in our understanding of the human brain it’s now easier for us to dissect the dynamic between two men or women who both know that they will be sharing a ring, cage or octagon at some point in the near future.

McGregor himself stands as one of combat sport’s most astute thinkers and everything from his fight preparation to his technique has come purely as a consequence of his near-bulletproof mindset, and that’s before you even get into the barrage of tricks he employs to get a tell of each of his opponents.

Everyone from Dustin Poirier to Chad Mendes to José Aldo experienced first-hand exactly how intense it is to share the stage with the Notorious One and for the most part, all three fights turned out exactly as he predicted.

The YouTuber MindSmash has made something of reputation for himself in recent times for his highly-detailed and engrossing videos on the subject of mental warfare in combat sports among other things and in his latest offering, he delves into the idea that the UFC’s lightweight champion has an undeniable ability to read his opponent’s mind – or at least is able to discern enough from certain tells and actions to make a read on how they are feeling in any given moment.

It’s a very interesting take on the mental aspect of the fight game and it can be viewed in full below.

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]