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'He's a little bit more of a brawler' - Ben Affleck reveals Conor McGregor was inspiration for fight scenes in Batman v Superman

Sasha Brady

Published 24/03/2016 | 12:32

Ben Affleck has said that Conor McGregor's fight style influenced his fighting technique in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ben Affleck has said that Conor McGregor's fight style influenced his fighting technique in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Ben Affleck has revealed that his fighting style as Batman in Batman Vs Superman was inspired by the combat of UFC, specifically Conor McGregor's techniques.

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While promoting his new movie, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Affleck revealed that he looked to UFC for inspiration on fighting techniques.

Ben Affleck, left, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill on the red carpet at the Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice European premiere
Ben Affleck, left, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill on the red carpet at the Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice European premiere

The Hollywood star who plays Batman/Bruce Wayne in the movie said he was specifically influenced by featherweight, world champion Conor McGregor.

“He’s a little bit more of a brawler. You kind of get a feeling like physical, visceral slugger-thing,” said Affleck.

“The fights are more like smash-mouth, kind of UFC-influenced, like Conor McGregor style”.

Batman puts his McGregor-inspired skills to the test when he squares up to Superman in the movie (played by Henry Cavill) in a fight for superhero supremacy.

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