While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight king Conor McGregor may have gassed and got tagged on his feet by Nate Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, the Irishman ultimately lost the high-profile Welterweight bout on the heels of poor grappling.
The official result was a second-round submission loss by way of rear naked choke.
McGregor's ground game has been called into question ever since he made his UFC debut back in 2013. As a 145-pound striker who has practically punched his way to stardom over the past few years, it was only inevitable that mixed martial arts (MMA) pundits would stress the uncertainty connected with McGregor's grappling experience.
In preparation for his rematch with Diaz at UFC 202 on Aug. 20, McGregor has brought on young Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom Dillon Danis, a black belt under Marcelo Garcia, in order to hopefully round out any holes in his game. After all, Diaz's submission the first time around was no fluke. The Stockton brawler is one of the very best fighters in the game today when it comes to taking advantage of opponents on the ground.
Luckily for fight fans swarming to feed on everything UFC 202, one of McGregor's recent sessions with Danis has been captured on film (shown above), courtesy of Fancy MMA.
It has yet to be seen if Danis can impact McGregor's chances of avenging his previous loss to Diaz, but the extra knowledge and experience can't hurt.
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