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Conor McGregor Gives One Of His Moves An Official Name And Explains Why He Did It

Conor McGregor Gives One Of His Moves An Official Name And Explains Why He Did It

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has revealed that his low back-heel kick move against Ivan Buchinger is called the "Flatley."

The 31-year-old Irishman fought against Buchinger at 2012's Cage Warriors: 51 in his hometown of Dublin.

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And footage from the clash has started to make the rounds on social media and one fan asked McGregor about the moment he caught Buchinger with the surprise low kick.

McGregor, who will make his UFC comeback this month, branded the move the Flatley and said it was in "honour of Ireland's famed Riverdance."

The 'Notorious' tweeted: "I titled this shot the 'Flatley.' In honour of Ireland's famed Riverdance.

"A little bang of the Flatley to tear the medial ligaments of the inside knee joint. Tasty."

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McGregor secured a first-round KO victory over Buchinger and won the Cage Warriors lightweight championship.

The Irishman will make his hotly-anticipated return to the octagon on 18th January in a welterweight fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

McGregor, who is keen to avenge his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, suggested that he hasn't moved up to 170 for a fight with Jorge Masvidal alone.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The 'Notorious,' who is eyeing up three fights in 2020, also has his sights set on UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.

"I'm not going to 170 just for Jorge," he told TheMacLife.

"I wasn't really that happy with how that [BMF] thing ended. I think it's unfinished, in my opinion.

"I liked that welterweight title fight... I liked the look of that.

"I like the look of Kamaru Usman. I like the look of Colby. I'm open to it all at 170."

Featured Image Credit: TheMacLife/Twitter

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

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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