Straight Blast Gym’s Conor McGregor On His Next UFC Opponent
It has only been three short weeks since Straight Blast Gym Ireland’s historic night in Dublin. SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh sent four of his fighters to UFC Fight Night 46. Two fighters had their UFC debuts; two made up the co-main event. All four walked out of the fastest selling event in UFC history as emphatic winners, finishing their fights in impressive style. Three rear naked chokes and a first round knockout made the MMA world stand up and take notice of what SBG Ireland was all about. That first round knockout belonged to headlining Conor McGregor, and it seems the Straight Blast Gym featherweight has not slowed down for a moment since his opponent Diego Brandao hit the canvas. Conor McGregor is scheduled to return to the Octagon to take on Dustin Poirier on September 27th, and not a day goes by without McGregor taking the opportunity to convey his unshakable confidence in the fact that this will be another simple task on his route to the UFC title.
Most recently, McGregor has taken aim at his opponent’s chin (verbally, for now), pointing out that Poirier has looked wobbly in his last two fights. To quote the Irishman: “…a gust of wind, and he does the chicken dance” …one of the more family-friendly ways he pointed out that Poirier would be no match for him in Las Vegas.
McGregor’s impressive wit, paired with his impressive recent performances (which have built up to an 11-fight win streak), have led to the Straight Blast Gym man making huge waves throughout the MMA world. It is testament to the excitement around McGregor’s ability, and the work of all at SBG Ireland, that he continues to steal the spotlight away from the UFC 178 main event. Even when a brawl broke out between the two headliners, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, the antics of McGregor were reported on here:
Regardless of result, September 27th promises to be another incredible night for the team from SBG Ireland. Conor McGregor, John Kavanagh, and co will be cheered on, in person, and in spirit, by a Straight Blast Gym tribe that spans the globe and is proud to be training under the same banner. That said, McGregor is predicting another first round knockout, stating: “…he is going to wobble and I’m going to put him away early. It’s going to be a first round KO, mark my words.” The last time McGregor made such a prediction? Before UFC Dublin…
Check out the links below to read about his most recent interviews: