What Makes Conor McGregor So Dangerous? His Impeccable Striking

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Conor McGregor made history when he became the first fighter to hold multiple titles in the UFC at the same time.

Since, Daniel Cormier has joined McGregor on that list.

This coming Saturday night at UFC 229, “Notorious” returns to the Octagon for the first time since he achieved that feat with a 2016 knockout of Eddie Alvarez as he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title.

McGregor was stripped of both the featherweight and lightweight belts, having never defended – or lost – them inside the cage.

What is it that makes McGregor, who knocked Jose Aldo out in a matter of seconds, so special? His striking, of course, as former UFC champion and Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin explains.

Below is the current fight card for UFC 229:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Lightweight Championship
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Conor McGregor

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis

Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes

Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov vs. Derrick Lewis

Strawweight: Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Jose Alberto Quinonez vs. TBA

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis

Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs. Jalin Turner

Female Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Female Bantamweight: Lina Lansberg vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick

Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz

Welterweight: Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin