Sounds like someone had too much Tequila.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, is gearing up for his mixed martial arts (MMA) return at the upcoming UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) event, locked and loaded for Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Notorious” is no stranger to employing unconventional techniques during fight camp (like this) and today appears to be no exception. McGregor temporarily ditched his MMA gloves for a pair of giant boxing mitts because ... well, it sure looks cool on social media.
Working in the big Mexican gloves today. Made from either cowhide or goatskin, and stuffed with horse hair, they are a lovely weighty glove, and known globally as the “punchers glove.” They are banned from some boxing contests because of lack of bottle. Floyd’s. Muhammad Ali was a big fan of these gloves and him wearing the glove originally, brought the brand “Cleto Reyes” to the fore-front of Mexican made gloves. I did not know this story on these boxing gloves before I embarked on my professional boxing debut, but I was fascinated upon hearing. I do enjoy the fit and the feel of this glove. Nothing however, feels as blunt and as nom nom tasty as the 4oz baby gloves of MMA though, but these are some top big gloves.
I do love the Mexicans. My associates in my Whiskey venture are Mexican. From a beautiful little town named “Tequila.” Another phenomenal Mexican made product. Just like my Irish whiskey, it is for the powerful, and the driven. There is an Irish saying that our whiskey “will put hairs on your chest.” It is why there is a big gorilla on mine. The Mexicans are of a strong breed. Just like the Irish. I have a lot of respect for Mexico. My son was also born on Cinco de Mayo.
Mexico, the McGregors love you!
Rampage Jackson also loves Mexicans.
McGregor studied the “sweet science” while training for last year’s
cash grab boxing showdown against the since-retired Floyd Mayweather Jr., a 10-round affair that saw “Notorious” get finished by “Money” shots.
Anticipation has been building for his history-making title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, as MMA fans haven’t seen the power-punching Irishman inside the Octagon since his UFC 205 beatdown of Eddie Alvarez in New York.
He was probably too busy trashing Tennessee whiskey.