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Midnight Mania! Watch McGregor return to roots, compete in Crumlin boxing match

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Conor McGregor returned to his earliest combat sports roots today, getting in the boxing ring at his original gym in Crumlin, Ireland. The event is apparently held to raise money for the boxing club to be able to pay for younger fighters’ travel expenses so they can compete in matches throughout the year. McGregor can be seen doing his signature strut in headgear, a red sleeveless shirt, and uncharacteristically loose shorts.

Although the match was just a sparring session, McGregor starts it off like the showman he is, stalking into the ring. When his opponent imitates him, McGregor loses the shuffle and slams a left hand into the other boxer’s head. That is also classic McGregor, the same tactic he used to snatch Jose Aldo’s belt during the world tour so long ago.

Whoever he is sparring is no slouch, showing off head movement of his own, and going after McGregor with a series of hooks. McGregor can be seen slipping, bobbing, weaving, and clinching his way out of trouble.

All was smiles afterwards, as the folks at Crumlin Boxing Club were clearly quite happy he packed out the club for their fundraiser.

A little positive press is no doubt welcome for the Irishman, who has been facing a slew of troubles lately, mostly of his own making.


Michael Bisping roasting himself

Everyone has this fighter, right?

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What fighter made you make this face?

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Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff have one of the cutest relationships you’ll ever see online.

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Am I trippin

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I like this Dustin Poirier fan art

Slips, Rips, KO Clips

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So close

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He entered a portal into another sport

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When the slam doesn’t work, the tap is imminent

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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