January 29, 2023

Conor McGregor gives tips for success in slap fighting after laughing at viral Power Slap KO that reminded him of ex-Tottenham and Liverpool striker Robbie

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is quickly becoming a fan of slap fighting and has even…

UFC superstar Conor McGregor is quickly becoming a fan of slap fighting and has even offered technical tips for success in the sport.

Slap fighting is a relatively new phenomenon that involves two competitors on either side of a podium taking turns to slap each other with the aim of scoring a knockout blow.

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Dana White is the face of Power Slap League

The results can be extremely brutal as seen during a recent RXF event in Romania that caught the attention of ‘Notorious’ who praised the ‘beautiful technique‘ on display.

McGregor’s newfound respect for slap fighting is timely, as Dana White’s Power Slap League debuted on Wednesday despite calls for it to be scrapped after the UFC president was caught on camera slapping his wife on New Year’s Eve.

White has been widely condemned for getting behind the sport after footage of several brutal KOs was viewed by millions of people around the world.

One particularly worrying segment of White’s new show saw Kortney Olson get badly knocked out by Sheena Bathory who needed just one sickening slap to get the job done.

Olson tried desperately to get back to her feet but ended up falling forward, prompting those close by to rush to try to stop her from being hurt any further.

However, McGregor found the knockout quite amusing and took to social media to laugh at a fan who compared Olson’s post-KO behaviour to Irish football legend Robbie Keane whose trademark celebration included a forward roll.

Korney Olson was badly KO’d during her Power Slap fight

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Korney Olson was badly KO’d during her Power Slap fight

‘Notorious’ found the brutal KO quite amusing

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‘Notorious’ found the brutal KO quite amusing

He even compared Olson’s post-KO behaviour to Robbie Keane’s iconic celebration

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He even compared Olson’s post-KO behaviour to Robbie Keane’s iconic celebration


After tagging a parody account of the former Tottenham and Liverpool striker, McGregor broke down the technique on show during White’s first slap-fighting event.

He tweeted: “If anything, power slap is showing the importance of turning back your shoulder and torquing your torso into the shot.

““Turning of the hip” potentially the wrong terminology being used. Hips less important? Possible also. Turn your shoulder back and torque fully into strike! K.O.

“Stabilize the hips. Turn the shoulder. Torque the torso. KO! Where’s my belts and my cash. Yup the Keano fella hahahaja! Classic… You talkin’ to the king of KO’s.”

McGregor even suggested he wants to be on commentary duty for the next event, he added: “I could potentially be the Joe Rogan of Power Slap.”

The former dual-weight UFC champion is currently preparing for his long-awaited and eagerly anticipated comeback fight following a lengthy period on the sidelines due to injury.

After bulking up during his time away from MMA, McGregor is now targeting the welterweight title and is expected to announce his return opponent next month.