Conor McGregor: Does the UFC Star Have a Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu?
Conor McGregor: UFC news: Conor McGregor is one of the most recognizable names in the world at the moment. The Irish superstar…
Conor McGregor: UFC news: Conor McGregor is one of the most recognizable names in the world at the moment. The Irish superstar rose to fame thanks to his exploits in the UFC and remains one of the best strikers in MMA. But what about his grappling? What belt does Conor McGregor have? For more combat sports news, follow Insidesport.IN.
Despite becoming famous for his vicious left hand and precise striking, McGregor’s ground game is actually very underrated. He trains with his coach John Kavanaugh, who is the first ever Irish man to get Jiu-Jitsu a black belt.
Back in 2020, before his fight against Donald Cerrone, McGregor’s coach Kavanaugh revealed that the Irishman was very close to securing his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. However, when asked about what McGregor had to do to get it, Kavanaugh did not reveal anything.
Conor McGregor: Does the UFC star have a Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu?
So for now, Conor McGregor has a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu. However, as Kavanaugh said, it is only a matter of time before McGregor gets his black belt. It might even happen in his next fight if he can use his Jiu-Jitsu to great effect.
UFC news: Conor McGregor said it was his dream to get a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu
While McGregor has achieved almost everything there is to achieve in sport, becoming a two-weight world champion, the richest athlete in the world, and many other exploits, there is still one more dream for him to realize.
In 2013, McGregor tweeted, “I just want two gold belts, a jiu-jitsu blackbelt, a hall of fame plaque and 25 million in the bank. Is that too much to ask? Gym time!!”
I just want two gold belts, a jiu-jitsu blackbelt, a hall of fame plaque and 25 million in the bank. Is that too much to ask? Gym time!!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 26, 2013
McGregor achieved all his goals from this tweet, except the black belt. Therefore, you can be sure he will want that elusive belt before he calls it a day. ‘The Notorious’ has always worked hard towards getting what he wants, and it will be no different for his Jiu-Jitsu black belt.
Only time will tell whether McGregor will realize all his dreams from the tweet back in 2013 or whether he will have to retire without a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.
When do you think Conor McGregor will get his hands on his Jiu-Jitsu black belt?
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