Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is heading up ESPN’s latest segment of “Detail,” in which a pro athlete breaks down one of his colleagues best moments.
Following in the footsteps of Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning, “DC” puts on his professor hat to highlight Conor McGregor, specifically his win over Eddie Alvarez.
Indeed, “Notorious” faced the former Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez back in 2016 at UFC 205, moving up from Featherweight in an attempt to become UFC’s first-ever champ-champ.
In the clip embedded above, Cormier breaks down just how McGregor was able to land a spectacular four-punch combination to dethrone Alvarez in the second round for the 155-pound strap.
Everything from his pivot foot, his force and technique, no detail is too small for Cormier as he explains just how Conor was able to accomplish what he did in New York City.
“Conor has truly been the biggest star in MMA history, he really is. And a lot of people think that there is more pizazz than substance, but there really isn’t,” said Daniel. “It’s all based on substance. Everything Conor McGregor does is real.”
He’s a real fighter, a true competitor and he is a guy who is going to go in there with anybody. So for all of the faults and all of the things he does in the Octagon that isn’t technically the way you are taught to do it, his diversity is what defies him and you see it in all of the success he has.”
He is in fact MMA’s biggest star, but that star hasn’t been seen for over nine months now, and the clock is ticking on his 2019 return. Should McGregor decide to return this year, he could compete once gain at UFC November in New York, or early December in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Whatever the case may be, Conor will be welcomed back with open arms from the entire UFC brass.
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