Conor McGregor’s striking coach explains the anatomy of the UFC legend from wide feet to super-genetics and allegedly suspect lungs

CONOR McGregor has transcended MMA and UFC to grow to be the solely man succesful of luring Floyd Mayweather out of boxing retirement.

The Dublin icon carries the £three.5billion UFC firm on his wide shoulders and is nearing the prime of the well-known Forbes record of cash-making sports individuals.

 Conor McGregor stepped straight out of MMA and into boxing's biggest bout

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Conor McGregor stepped straight out of MMA and into boxing's largest bout

For 14 years he has punched and been punched by Owen Roddy – who was promoted from striking coach to first cornerman for the Mayweather boxing bout.

Barring mentor and jiu-jitsu grasp John Kavanagh, nobody is aware of how the 29-yr-previous ticks higher than Roddy, whose personal promising MMA profession ended simply earlier than the sport's profile and earnings rocketed.

SunSport was fortunate sufficient to meet the William Hill ambassador, and requested him to break down precisely how his star pupil has taken over the world.

 Hard work and dedication allow McGregor to jump between divisions and dominate

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Arduous work and dedication permit McGregor to bounce between divisions and dominate
 Owen Roddy has worked with Conor McGregor for 14 years

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Owen Roddy has labored with Conor McGregor for 14 years
 The Mayweather boxing match was held at super-welterweight

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The Mayweather boxing match was held at tremendous-welterweight
 Roddy has revealed the secrets behind McGregor's success

Roddy has revealed the secrets and techniques behind McGregor's success

"Conor has quite a bit of superb pure attributes and his attain is definitely one these.

"He has actually lengthy arms and he makes use of them very properly to maintain individuals at bay. He additionally has very quick twitch fibres in his muscular tissues.

 Conor McGregor used to spar Roddy before he took up a full-time coaching career

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Conor McGregor used to spar Roddy earlier than he took up a full-time teaching profession
 Owen Roddy has held the pads for Conor McGregor throughout his MMA career

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Owen Roddy has held the pads for Conor McGregor all through his MMA profession

"Conor has a singular type. A wide stance is just not widespread in boxing however it’s in fight.

"When he spars in straight boxing he’ll spar like that and has success.

"Conor’s means to battle at totally different weights is down to professionalism. Individuals don’t see that aspect of Conor, he’s meticulous on every thing he does.

"Every thing is measured from weeks out and, importantly, it’s all the time a gradual minimize. He has all the time made the weight.

"He’s an enormous lad and it’s troublesome for him to make feather weight however he is aware of what he has to do and he does it."

“Conor has unbelievable energy. Once I used to spar with him, virtually ever punch felt prefer it was from a person twice his measurement.

“I all the time advised him he might battle at middleweight as a result of his strikes have a lot energy and you don’t see the photographs coming.

“He stands there and lures you in and, earlier than you recognize it, you’re in your again.

“I’ve been working with him for 14 years and it’s onerous to understand how he generates a lot energy.

“He has very massive palms, too. It’s like being hit with a sledgehammer.

 Conor McGregor's left hand is one of the most powerful in all of MMA - as Jose Aldo found out

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 The shot that finished Jose Aldo and changed Conor McGregor's career was practiced thousands of times

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The shot that completed Jose Aldo and modified Conor McGregor's profession was practiced hundreds of occasions
 Owen Roddy insists that 'timing beats speed and precision beats power'

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Owen Roddy insists that 'timing beats velocity and precision beats energy'

"Conor is sort of a sprinter. He’s quick and explosive, however it’s onerous to keep that for 5 rounds. Conor typically doesn't want to final that lengthy as a result of of his behavior of placing individuals to sleep.

If you battle somebody who has the capacity to take in all that punishment – and come again – like the Diaz brothers, it’s robust. However Conor has proved he has the cardio.

With the boxing match with Floyd, we had barely 12 weeks to practice for one thing new. It’s a utterly totally different sport that takes individuals years to study. If we had extra time it might have been totally different.

 Conor McGregor submitted to Nick Diaz in their thrilling first fight

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Conor McGregor submitted to Nick Diaz of their thrilling first battle
 Dubliner McGregor admitted he struggled for fitness in the loss

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"Conor is excellent at getting out of the approach of photographs.

"I can rely on one hand what number of occasions I’ve landed clear on him.

"I’ve watched hundreds of rounds of his and individuals don’t contact him. He deflects photographs too and by no means appears to take them sq.-on.

"He’s additionally a troublesome lad and can take punishment. The chin is granite and you’d be fortunate to contact it.

 Coach Owen Roddy, furthest left, is an integral member of Team McGregor

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Coach Owen Roddy, furthest left, is an integral member of Staff McGregor
 Conor McGregor held the feather and lightweight belts simultaneously

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Conor McGregor held the feather and light-weight belts concurrently
 Owen Roddy has worked with Conor McGregor for 14 years through wins and losses

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Owen Roddy has labored with Conor McGregor for 14 years by means of wins and losses
 Conor McGregor did not employ a boxing coach for his Mayweather fight - he trusted Owen Roddy

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Conor McGregor didn’t make use of a boxing coach for his Mayweather battle – he trusted Owen Roddy

"Conor is trustworthy with himself and with different individuals. If he thinks you could have a paper chin, you then’ll know.

"He all the time says ‘individuals don’t like the fact’ and that’s the case. He examines individuals, does his analysis and then let's them have it.

"Individuals get riled once you speak about their flaws.

"He’s additionally so fast-witted. He’s a lad from council-home Dublin and there was rather a lot of banter rising up.

"For those who say one thing to him you higher be prepared to be swallowed up. He embarrasses individuals and that will get reactions.

"Earlier than some fights he’ll get aggressive in his opponent's face and they’ll crumble so he has the battle gained earlier than he begins.

"Or they’ll get indignant and over-commit on photographs that lets him crack the left."

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CONOR McGregor has transcended MMA and UFC to grow to be the solely man succesful of luring Floyd Mayweather out of boxing retirement.

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