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    Holloway, Conor McGregor stepped into the cage for an MMA sparring session with former WBC featherweight champ Patrick Hyland.

    Suffice it to say it did not go well for the boxer. See the pair's lopsided training session below:

    The footage, which was filmed by McGregor's long-time coach John Kavanagh and recently released by The Mac Life, shows McGregor immediately taking Hyland down.

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    "What do I do?" Hyland yelled with a laugh as his back hits the mat, moments before McGregor climbed seamlessly into mount.

    After this schooling on the ground, the pair returned to the feet. Despite his accolades as a former WBC champ and his solid, 31-3 pro boxing record, Hyland had no answer for McGregor's far more expansive striking toolkit. After eating a few kicks, the boxer even attempted a takedown of his own -- which of course ended in disaster.

    "Oh so you're a wrestler now?" McGregor joked.

    McGregor, as many fans know, went on to defeat Max Holloway by decision. He then rattled off a procession of impressive wins over the likes of Diego Brandao and Dustin Poirier before capturing the interim featherweight belt with a win over Chad Mendes. He then won the undisputed title with 13 second knockout win over Jose Aldo.

    After a pair of welterweight wars with Nate Diaz, McGregor captured the UFC lightweight belt with a flawless victory over Eddie Alvarez. He then made a move to the boxing ring for a blockbuster battle with Floyd Mayweather. While McGregor lost this fight by late TKO, the Irishman did surprisingly well in the ring -- certainly better than Mayweather would have in MMA.

    McGregor has fought twice since that boxing match, first losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov by submission, then defeating Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone by 40-second TKO.

    What do you think of this MMA sparring session between Conor McGregor and Patrick Hyland?

  • #2
    I think its alot like taking a soccer player out on a basketball court or vise versa boxing and mixed martial arts are 2 totally different sports.

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    • #3
      Why would you bring a boxer in to help you train and then do everything except boxing with him?

      "Haha this professional boxer is not very good at things that are not boxing another victory for MMA"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KingOfGlory View Post
        Why would you bring a boxer in to help you train and then do everything except boxing with him?
        He's trying to send a message to Floyd.

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        • #5
          This is why Floyd won't fight him in an MMA fight

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          • #6
            You guys read into this too deeply.

            They're just messing around. My goodness.

            You want to see a boxer and a mma fighter take it seriously. Go watch Lomachenko and Dillashaw. Dillashaw took it to heart and still got made into easy work boxing.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by F l i c k e r View Post
              You guys read into this too deeply.

              They're just messing around. My goodness.

              You want to see a boxer and a mma fighter take it seriously. Go watch Lomachenko and Dillashaw. Dillashaw took it to heart and still got made into easy work boxing.
              I just copied and pasted the article title.

              I can say from experience, the average boxer is much tougher than an MMArtist. The reason why? Sparring!

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              • #8
                Well Conor can wrestle just boxers)

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