Conor McGregor has issued a fresh breakdown of his demolition of Donald Cerrone. The former two-division champion locked horns with the future Hall-of-Famer in January in the main event of UFC 246 in Las Vegas.
McGregor’s showdown with ‘Cowboy’, his first outing in over 15 months, didn’t last month, though, as he demolished the fan favourite in 40 seconds to claim his first victory in over three years.
McGregor’s destruction of Cerrone was a flawless one, with the Irishman taking no punishment before ending the contest with some well-placed ground-and-pound, which he proceeded with a beautiful head kick.
The former featherweight and lightweight champion reflected on his latest victory – which saw him become the first fighter in UFC history to record stoppage wins in the 145, 155 and 170lb divisions – in a lengthy Instagram post, in which he revealed he’s been working on striking his opponents in usual spots.
“Lately atop my striking, I’ve been striking them where they believe they can’t be struck also,” McGregor wrote. “And with shots they don’t understand to be shots.
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I’ve been striking them where they believe they can’t be struck also
Conor McGregor on Instagram
“Look at the range of limbs and bone joints I strike with here alone.
“The hip. The bone of the clavicle, the infamous collar bone! The knee. The foot. The fist (both). A lovely array.”
McGregor then issued a message to those analysing his latest handiwork.
He added: “That will be all kids now take down your notes and your homework tonight is… enter a cold bath. As cold as it possibly is, you do not need ice.
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“Get in the water and then dip your head under fully and until you need to come up for air. Repeat this over and over until you can stay under for 2 minutes fully. Then Get out.
“Look at yourself in the mirror, And give your self two full clatters into the teeth. You silly novices, back to bed. Just kidding. Respect to all the students of the game. Always remember that if it moves, you are focused on the wrong thing. Stay ready, and most importantly, stay in school.”
McGregor, 31, is hoping to return to his active ways in 2020, setting his sights on two more outings this year.
A summer showdown with Justin Gaethje was in the works, although the former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion is now on course to face Tony Ferguson in May.
Apart from recently declaring himself in shape to fight, McGregor has remained relatively silent on his next outing – which, providing the subsiding of the coronavirus outbreak, could take place in July.
SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh recently claimed his most famous student will indeed be back in action in July, telling ESPN: “There’s going to be a fight in three months’ time.
“I think you would be shocked by some of the names that come across the table. I just kinda go at this stage, ‘Yeah, okay…you’re kickboxing who?’…at this stage there’s just so many things that come across the table.
“I just say, ‘Look, guys, that’s your world.’ Audie, Paradigm and Conor are so good at that, at planning, strategy and negotiating, that I just say, ‘Yeah, give me a date when it comes.”
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