Conor McGregor says he has the ‘best ground and pound in the game’

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor says that he has the beat ground-and-pound in the sport. “The Notorious” posted a series of photos to Instagram on Wednesday, and relentlessly praised himself.

“I’ve the best ground and pound in the game. My highest % of finishes does not actually come from my standing horizontal back hand, like most assume. My highest % of finishing wins actually come from the accuracy of my vertical punching (you are all novices vertical striking. Arm hitters. Ask ref to stop it hitters. Fall over on yourself hitters). I don’t miss g’n’p. I do not hit arms. I do not fall in. I hit soft face, head and skull,” McGregor wrote.

“It’s how you’ve seen people vs me absolutely cut up. Looking like they’ve just got a bang of a few golf balls off the tee of a driving range. Skin fully opened. Yet me, skin like butter. Many times I’ve not even messed up my hair. That’s why a lot of these rat bags like to hate. I’m smooth like butter with it. The richest, the baddest, the most unscathed. 
Anyways rat bags, It’s almost yacht season, or as I like to call it, caramel butter skin season.”

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McGregor hasn’t fought since July 2021 at UFC 264 where he lost to former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier for the second time. The Irishman suffered a broken leg in the closing seconds of the opening round. He’s lost three of his last fought fights and last tasted victory in January 2020.