Conor McGregor’s son seems keen to follow in his father’s footsteps and is already throwing punches like the MMA icon.
The Irish fighter shared a video to Instagram which, at first glance, appeared to be just a regular video of him training as he threw punches at what was essentially an elaborate, multi-target version of a punching bag.
Yes, it’s safe to say I don’t know the lingo…
Anyway, after a few seconds of watching McGregor go to town on the equipment, the camera panned to reveal the adorable sight of his one-and-a-half-year-old son wearing boxing gloves and showing a miniature punching bag who was boss.
The fact he’s actually getting in some good punches is impressive in itself – he obviously takes after his dad. I’m not even sure I could successfully balance on my own two feet when I was his age.
McGregor seems to have been prepping his son to continue his legacy since he was born – the little boy is even named Conor Jr. He’ll be a champion in no time. Is there an MMA: Child’s Division?
The 30-year-old wasn’t only joined in training by his son, but also by his father, who appeared at the end of the video decked out in a blue tracksuit and taking on yet another form of punching apparatus.
The fighter shared the video with the inspirational caption:
We are never too young to start and never too old to learn.
The joint workout seemed to make for some good family bonding time, though I am curious as to why both McGregor and his son had headgear on. Were they following the pad work with some sparring?
While it makes for a very cute family video, I think I prefer mine and my dad’s way of bonding, which mainly consists of eating chocolate in front of the TV.
It’s much less healthy, but you’re never too old or young to do that, either.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.