When Conor McGregor Showed Incredible Reflex To Dodge A Hat Launched By Cat Zingano
Cat Zingano nearly took Conor McGregor's head clean off back at UFC 184 when she launched her hat at him.
Zingano faced UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at the event and as she made her walk to the Octagon, it appeared she had her cross-hairs set on McGregor.
As she made her way to the prep point, Zingano whipped her hat off before firing it into the direction of McGregor who brilliantly slipped the incoming hat.
Will Conor McGregor return with the same lighting fast reflexes that saved him vs. Cat Zingano's hat? #UFC246 pic.twitter.com/fsM8QQOcD6
- MMA mania (@mmamania) December 15, 2019
When McGregor was asked about the incident, he played down any talk of a rift with her.
"There's no beef... I hope not," he explained. "I love Cat. I love women's MMA, I'm a big fan of all the female athletes and Cat is up there as one of the best of them... I saw it coming a mile away. I could have caught it but there was some lucky fans behind me so I said, 'I'll let them take the hat.'"
Zingano later apologised to McGregor on social media and jokingly suggested she was helping to keep his reflexes sharp.
"Sorry about the hat, trying to do my part in helping keep your reflexes sharp;) thanks for saying nice things abt me champ," she wrote on Twitter.
@TheNotoriousMMA sorry about the hat,trying to do my part in helping keep your reflexes sharp;) thanks for saying nice things abt me champ!
- Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) March 5, 2015
McGregor laughed off hat-gate and revealed that he still has the hat despite claiming he gave it away.
"Haha thank you Cat! I still have the hat too haha!! Looking forward to the comeback champ," he said in reply to Zingano's Tweet.
@CatZingano Haha thank you Cat! I still have the hat too haha!! Looking forward to the comeback champ :-)
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 6, 2015
Great head movement by McGregor who's set to return to the UFC in 2020 when he faces Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout on January 18 at UFC 246.