We might know him as the notorious one, but sometimes fighters get the better of Conor McGregor’s notoriety by just slapping him. Daniel Cormier explains the implications of an in-ring slap.
In the recent edition of DC & Helwani, Daniel Cormier and Ariel Helwani discussed a variety of subjects, and also reflected upon UFC Vegas 9. Vegas 9 is the event which culminated this past weekend, and though was extensively influenced by Covid-19, yet was largely successful in terms of the superior action that got yielded from it. The fight night consisted of 7 fights and one bout that got the proper build-up was Michel Pereira Vs. Zelim Imadaev. How? At the weigh-ins before the event, Imadaev caught Pereira by surprise, when he wickedly slapped Pereira. However, the Brazilian took his revenge where it mattered i.e., in the middle of the Octagon, and left his opponent in a state of disarray.
Talking about the same, Cormier and Helwani reviewed how a slap is such an effective tool in the ring, and how in the past it has also taken down one of the most prominent personalities of the sport, Conor McGregor.
Daniel Cormier Explains Why Fighters Tend To Slap Conor McGregor
Former UFC Champ-Champ Daniel Cormier, threw a certain light at what a strike from an open-hand means to a fighter and what it can inflict. He said, “It’s embarrassing, it hurts your pride, it hurts you right here in the soul, like some dude slaps you in the middle of the Octagon.”
DC continued and tried to explain why fighters carry this move in their arsenal especially against the likes of Conor McGregor. “That’s why when Nate beat Conor the first time he’s slapping him and stuff Conor’s like was like, he couldn’t understand what was happening. That’s why when Khabib fought Conor McGregor, Khabib tried to slap him, because you could see, you could see that it didn’t, he looked…Conor McGregor does not want to be disrespected, right like that’s something that doesn’t sit well with him. So, they went, they try to do that to kind of fight-get at his ego a little bit.”
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