Despite Urijah Faber’s claims that Conor McGregor was an absentee coach, last night’s episode of TUF featured the interim champ teaching his slick training style.
In stark contrast to the high-paced training methodology of Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber, Conor McGregor takes his students, Team Europe, through a sparring drill focused on technique and accuracy. The same accuracy, one could argue, that he used to beat Chad Mendes.
“I think this type of training right now that we are going to do is something we should do the most,” ‘The Notorious’ explained. “It’s what you’re going to experience in there. The bare body, the gloves, no shin pads. Its’ good for the mind, this one, because you can feel what its going to feel like in there without damaging the body.”
“I just love the way Conor trains,” said German fighter Sascha Sharma “I love the principles he’s trying to give us. He’s so athletic and he has such special movements. You can see this when he’s teaching it to us. Now I start to understand why he’s such a special fighter.”
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