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Georges St-Pierre Reveals 'Secret Tactic' To Stopping Conor McGregor's Explosive Left Hand

Georges St-Pierre Reveals 'Secret Tactic' To Stopping Conor McGregor's Explosive Left Hand

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has revealed how he would avoid taking a devastating left hand from Conor McGregor in a dream MMA fight.

McGregor, 31, made his sensational return to the octagon last Saturday with a stunning first-round TKO victory against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

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And 'GSP,' who retired from MMA in 2019, praised the 31-year-old Irishman as a "very smart fighter" with a "high fight IQ."

When the 38-year-old Canadian star was asked how he would counteract McGregor's devastating left, he revealed his 'secret tactic' would be to "fake and make him commit" to the punch.

'GSP' told Robin Black: "Conor Mcgregor is known for his powerful left hand. Everybody knows that.

"Going towards this way, everybody knows that they put themselves in jeopardy. So they all want to go towards the good side Conor knows it.

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"So when they try that, he is stepping first, and he is coming over to knock.

"It's not a straight left hand, it's a left hand that comes with the elbow up a little bit. Like a pitch in baseball, very powerful.

"Conor is known as a counterpuncher with a very powerful left hand.

"So how I see the fight is, you don't want to go first. I go first, and he counters. I say we go third.

"So I want to fake and make him commit. So fake, make him commit and then after I can jump and use my attack."

Credit: Robin Black
Credit: Robin Black
Credit: Robin Black
Credit: Robin Black
Credit: Robin Black
Credit: Robin Black

St-Pierre's former long-time coach, Firas Zahabi, has also praised McGregor's devastating power and made an interesting comparison to boxing legend Mike Tyson.

McGregor, who is keen to avenge his defeat to fierce rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, has welcomed the idea of a third blockbuster showdown with Nate Diaz.

And the 'Notorious' also has his eyes set on UFC star Jorge Masvidal and welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Robin Black

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, GSP

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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