Sunday 23 October 2016

Video: How to tackle the Conor McGregor copycats

Published 12/09/2015 | 13:29

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Irish Mixed Martial Arts legend Barry 'The Blender' Henderson gives some advice on how to combat those Conor McGregor copycats at your local MMA gym.

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Speaking beforehand Henderson said that he had seen a trend at local MMA gyms.

"I've noticed recently that there's a rise in the number of people who think they are the Notorious UFC fighter Conor McGregor from training in local MMA gyms. I like to call them McGraggots," he says.

The Blender continued to describe these McGregor look-alikes in great detail; as often wearing a pony tail with tattoos of 'kittens and snakes' and growing a beard 'that your granny might grow.'

He then demonstrated how to tackle the imitators of  the brash talking, hard punching Crumlin native.

Copycats and fans of McGregor will have to wait until December before for his highly anticipated unification title fight with Jose Aldo in December at UFC 194.

The pair were due to lock horns in July but the Brazilian was forced to pull out due to a rib injury and McGregor recorded a win over Chad Mendes in a revised bout.

While the Notorious trains for the December bout , UFC fans can view  Dustin Poirier take on Joseph Duffy at UFC Fight Night 76, which will be held on October 24 in the 3Arena.

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