Six weeks and counting and Conor McGregor is training hard to take on the fight of his life.
But, according to one unverified claim from former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, the Irish MMA champion will need all the time he can get, after he was reportedly knocked out while sparring during fight camp.
Vargas told Villainfy Media McGregor got ‘knocked out in sparring already’ in the interview below:
Vargas said: “He got knocked out in sparring already, man! I heard that they tried Bradley Wheeler but he knocked him out.” Suggesting the boxing rumour mill is churning out information like this, Vargas added: “The boxing world is small, it’s a small circle.”
Vargas also criticised the pair of athletes for their show-boating and excessive cursing, despite admitting it was what the fans wanted to see.
He eventually sided with Mayweather, saying: “I’m looking forward to Floyd coming out with a victory by knockout in six, seven rounds… I have no doubt. I actually wanna put some money on it [sic]. It’s a 99 per cent win.”
McGregor is reportedly focusing solely on his offensive tactics and striking before he takes on one of the greatest defensive boxers of our time.
It’s a brave but perhaps misguided route to go down but McGregor isn’t taking the fight lightly, and even got his coach to build a specially designed ring in preparation for the August 26 bout.
You can watch him in training in the footage below:
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After a whirlwind press conference, The Notorious can finally focus all his attentions on the boxing ring.
The rest will be battled in the ring and resigned to the history books of combat sports.
Watch this space.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.