Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC 229’s Conor McGregor

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight and Lightweight champ, Conor McGregor, will battle reigning 155-pound kingpin, Khabib Nurmagomedv, this Saturday (Oct. 6, 2018) at UFC 229 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It’s been nearly two years since McGregor last stepped into the cage. All the same, McGregor has been busy boxing a legend, starting a whiskey company, and avoiding felony charges in New York City. Whatever your opinion of the controversial Irish star, it’s hard to argue that any of that is more interesting than his upcoming bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) fight of the year — perhaps of all time? — and it’s hard to imagine anything less than a great fight.

Let’s take a closer look at his skill set:

Striking

It’s easy to forget among all the hype and nonsense that goes along with any McGregor fight, but the man is among the sport’s best strikers. With a background in both Taekwondo and boxing, McGregor is very adaptable and quite dangerous from just about any range.

Otherworldly calmness and timing help as well.

At times, McGregor looks to jam his foe’s offense and counter. In the last couple years, it’s

Article source: https://www.mmamania.com/2018/10/5/17934326/fighter-breakdown-ufc-229-conor-mcgregor-strengths-weaknesses-khabib-fight-vegas-mma

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