Fighters mock Conor McGregor workout with the 'McGregor Challenge'

Conor McGregor’s open workout has spawned a new social media challenge that has gone viral. (Getty)

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from Conor McGregor’s Friday workout in advance of his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 was the techniques the Irishman put on display. With most already considering the UFC lightweight champion as a massive underdog, some were surprised (and entertained) by the things McGregor did in preparation. Cameras captured McGregor’s unconventional techniques, which quickly went viral, and has now spawned an online challenge where fighters mock McGregor’s arm-flailing warmup.


The McGregor Challenge has been carried out by the likes of Terence Crawford, Gilbert Smith and others, who have been having a bit of fun at the expense of the brash Irishman. The effectiveness of McGregor’s training has been up for debate as some find his techniques as terribly flawed while others refuse to question how he trains considering that he’s the only fighter in UFC history to hold world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously.

Nevertheless, everyone appears to have found something to poke fun at leading up to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor showdown in Las Vegas on Aug. 26.






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