‘Shots they don’t understand to be shots’: Conor McGregor breaks down striking in Donald Cerrone win - TheMacLife

‘Shots they don’t understand to be shots’: Conor McGregor breaks down striking in Donald Cerrone win

McGregor displayed his very own version of ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’ against Donald Cerrone in January.

By John Balfe - 14 Apr 2020

It took just 40 seconds of effort but Conor McGregor displayed a lot during his January win against Donald Cerrone.

The Dubliner’s first outing in a UFC cage in 18-months was as efficient as it was violent, as McGregor used his arsenal of tricks — shoulder shots, knees, high kicks and strikes — to fell the UFC veteran inside the first minute of the UFC 246 main event. As brief as it was, it was a typically creative performance from a fighter who has earned performance bonuses in all but two fights throughout his UFC tenure to date.

Reflecting on the contest on social media, McGregor offered a more succinct appraisal of his work that night.

 

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Lately atop my striking, I’ve been striking them where they believe they can’t be struck also. And with shots they don’t understand to be shots. 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. 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. 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. @mcgregorfast 🥋

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“Lately atop my striking, I’ve been striking them where they believe they can’t be struck also. And with shots they don’t understand to be shots. 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,” he wrote.

“Always remember that if it moves, you are focused on the wrong thing,” McGregor closed by saying. “Stay ready, and most importantly, stay in school.”

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