A video of Conor McGregor almost kicking a security guard in the head during his preparation for his UFC 264 bout with Dustin Poirier has gone viral.
In the video, McGregor was practicing his kicks with a security guard standing nearby monitoring the MMA star when he got too close to the guard.
The Irishman had to retract his leg before making contact with the guard, who demonstrated an ice-cold stance without flinching.
The incident happened in Las Vegas in 2021, and the video has been making rounds on social media, with many praising the guard’s reaction. The man’s composure received plaudits on social media, with comments from people praising him.
One person even commented that the security guard’s aura must be made of steel, while another said that he had the highest power level in the Octagon.
Despite the close call, the guard showed no hostility towards McGregor and even helped the star exit the cage after the injury. This was not the first altercation involving McGregor and officials in and around the cage.
Back in 2017, he shoved referee Goddard at Bellator 187 in Dublin while celebrating his friend Charlie Ward’s victory. McGregor later apologized for his actions.
Although McGregor has been out of action since his loss to Poirier due to injuries to his left tibia and fibula, he is expected to return to the cage later this year. He will be taking on a group of up-and-comers in the latest installment of TUF, where he will be leading a group against Michael Chandler’s group.
In addition to his upcoming return to the cage, McGregor is also promoting his new Netflix documentary, “McGregor Forever.” The four-part series, which is set to air on May 17, will focus on McGregor’s experience through the Poirier bout, as well as his journey through recovery and rehabilitation ahead of his highly-anticipated return to the cage.
In conclusion, McGregor’s close call with the security guard during his preparation for his UFC 264 fight has gone viral. While many are praising the guard’s stone cold reaction, it highlights the need for caution and safety measures in the Octagon. McGregor’s journey is far from over, with his upcoming return to the cage and new Netflix documentary adding to the anticipation of what’s next for the Irishman.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.