When Conor lost to Duffy, he was doing jiu-jitsu, but doing it almost begrudgingly. Because he had to. But afterwards, within three or four months, he was doing it because he loved it. Trying to get Conor to love it was always the challenge, but eventually he developed the same love for grappling that he had for striking.
It’s now four-and-a-half years since that loss. In that same time-frame, BJ Penn went from doing no jiu-jitsu at all to winning the black-belt World Championships. Gunnar Nelson made similar progress. You can make big leaps in that kind of period.
Conor will fight defending champion Jose Aldo on 11 July at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the UFC featherweight world title (you may have heard about that too). We’ll leave for Vegas on 2 May and complete the final 10 weeks of his training camp out there.
Many are doubting the fact that Conor McGregor can tap out Jose Aldo. McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, seems to think that McGregor will not only perform well on the ground, but he wouldn’t be surprised to see him submit Aldo. Kavanagh submitted the story on The 42.
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