Conor McGregor has certainly dazzled fans with some of the moves he’s showcased in the Octagon to date, but according to his coach, the world hasn’t seen nothing yet….
McGregor continues to prepare for his December 12th, UFC 194 bout with featherweight champ, Jose Aldo, in what’s expected to be one of the biggest in MMA history. Recently McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, wrote an article for Ireland’s The 42. In the lengthy post, Kavanagh relayed that he’s seen fighters studying capoeira kicks, spinning kicks, and certain movement techniques on the ground. The SBG founder argued that they weren’t doing so before McGregor popularized them.
Then Kavanagh added:
“…If other fighters are copying what Conor’s doing and it improves the sport as a whole, that’s fine with me.
In saying that, however, they’re looking at stuff he was doing last year. They have no idea what he’s doing now. Things change by the day with Conor and there are new things coming which I know other fighters will be doing this time next year. It’s been interesting to observe that evolution. Obviously I’m not going to let you in on what those new things are, but the styles and techniques you’ll see in this fight haven’t been done yet.”
Sounds interesting no? It’s going to be fascinating to see how McGregor approaches Aldo and vice versa. While the latter isn’t known for spinning kicks and mostly relies on his brutalizing Muay Thai game, no one has been able to outscore Aldo in years. Will McGregor be the man to end one of the greatest reigns in MMA history?
UFC 194 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.