The Irishman has been training hard as he looks to become the first person to beat the undefeated American
CONOR McGREGOR has been pictured taking an unusual stance during his boxing training as he gears up to face Floyd Mayweather.
The UFC star seems to be adopting a stance ready to go into a ‘crane kick’ made famous in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid.
With he’s knee in the air, McGregor resembled Ralph Macchio’s character Daniel Larusso during his sparring session.
McGregor accompanied the image with the caption: “Re-writing prizefighting.”
The Irishman steps into the squared-circle for his first professional fight against undefeated Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26.
McGregor and Mayweather wrapped up their media tour after verbally sparring over the three dates.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson warned McGregor he would be ‘killed’ in the ring by his American opponent.
Ahead of their Sin City showdown, McGregor has been trading blows with ex-boxer Paulie Malignaggi in preparation for the biggest payday of his career.
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Speaking on the Big Brown Breakdown, Malignaggi admits that Mayweather will ‘feel it’ if McGregor lands a punch.
He said: “Do you want to know if he hits hard? Yeah, I mean, he’s not a weak puncher. I’ll say that.
“People are dying for me to say, ‘Oh he hits hard!’ Oh, his big left hand.’ Listen, if Conor hits you, you’re going to feel it. He’s a grown man.
“I’d say he’s an above average puncher. If he lands a shot with 10 oz gloves, it will probably get your attention.
“Is it ‘Oh my God power’? No, ‘Oh my God power’ is very rare.
“I’ve sparred thousands of rounds in my life, I’ve sparred hundreds of people in my life – the amount people that I sparred that had ‘Oh my God power is probably only a handful.
“More than anything he’s accurate and I think that’s what plays into the success he has with his punches. Nothing was like overwhelmingly powerful. I mean, he’s got power. He’s more accurate I’d say than anything.”
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