Conor McGregor and Stephen Thomson appear to have a strong bond as they work together to coach season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).
‘Wonderboy’ recently asserted that McGregor would adjust his strategy for his forthcoming fight against rival TUF coach Michael Chandler in response to suggestions from fans. Thompson pointed out that “The Notorious” had adopted an orthodox boxing stance lately, in stark contrast to the wide southpaw posture most notably displayed during his fights with Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez.
On his subsequent appearance in the octagon, McGregor will reportedly pay attention to his supporters and adopt the karate posture. According to the 40-year-old, Submission Radio:
“[Conor McGregor] is returning to his karate roots… Therefore, for example, when he faced Jose Aldo, his quickness, wide stance, and movement were all on spot. Like, he’s heavier now and back to that, man. which seems ominous.” “You’ll observe a more improved [Conor]. I believe he paid attention to the fans. You know, he kind of had that boxer attitude in his past two battles with Poirier. Conor will exhibit his natural movement the following time he enters the arena because he needs to return to it.
When Henry Cejudo warned Conor McGregor about the karate stance
Since losing to Floyd Mayweather in a mixed martial arts fight in 2017 via tenth-round TKO, Conor McGregor has gone 1-3 in the UFC. Henry Cejudo, a former UFC double champion, observed McGregor adopting a classic boxing posture in his most recent fights, but he saw things differently.
At UFC 257 in 2021, the Irishman lost to Dustin Poirier via devastating second-round TKO after “The Diamond” decimated his lead leg with calf kicks. Cejudo claimed that McGregor’s karate stance was to responsible for the defeat to Poirier. In a prior Twitter video, “Triple C” stated:
“You can’t just keep pushing people out of the karate stance, Conor McGregor. The same factor drove me away from it as well. I had to lean away from my karate posture because it is a little bit too risky, despite Daniel Cormier saying I have the finest stance in MMA. So, if I had to offer him advice, I would say, “Dude, keep your posture, just get better at distance.””