Conor McGregor’s mind games are already well underway…
As the days tick down until August 26th, fight fans around the world are anxiously awaiting the first time Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face-off during their promotional tour. For the meantime, however, fans have been forced to make do with the sporadic posts that the two are firing off on their respective social media accounts.
In recent weeks, McGregor, in particular, has fired out countless images from his sparring sessions apparently giving some insight into what is going on in the Irishman’s camp and what sort of strategy he is planning to deploy on the 26th of August.
The consistent message that Conor seems to be pushing is that he is going to frequently switch up stances and use some unusual movement in the ring when he finally locks horns with Floyd Mayweather in late August.
Speaking about the bout, John Kavanagh also openly pushed the same angle, claiming that the Irishman was going to use ‘many stances and styles’ against the undefeated boxer.
You will see many stances and many styles on August 26th! He’ll have a massive advantage. I’ve consulted with pro refs and our game plan is within the ruleset.
However, it is worth noting that, in the build-up to UFC 202 in August of last year, McGregor frequently alluded to a game plan that was very far from the one that he actually deployed during his victorious rematch with Nate Diaz.
Working the rear hand uppercut with Roddy prior to UFC 196. A shot I called pre fight. Who else can call a shot like the rear hand uppercut on a big 6 foot lurch and then go out and dig that baby repeatedly into the nose? Anyone? Didn’t think so. Mark my fucking words I am going to toy with him in the rematch. Believe that.
As such, a new video has now surfaced excellently examining the obvious misdirection that the Irishman deployed last year and how it is extremely likely that he is currently doing the same.
Check out the excellent video on McGregor’s misdirection below…