The ‘Notorious’ One claims he has the best ground and pound in all MMA.
On Wednesday, McGregor put out a big claim on his Instagram; that he has the best ground and pound in the game.
“I’ve the best ground and pound in the game,” McGregor wrote. “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.
“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 ratbags like to hate. I’m smooth like butter with it. The richest, the baddest, the most unscathed. Anyways ratbags, It’s almost yacht season, or as I like to call it, caramel butter skin season.”
While most people think of the Irish superstar as a knockout artist, he is totally right; most of his finishes come from via TKO. And most of those TKOs are from ground and pound.
Now the question is, does he have the best ground and pound in the game? That’s up for you to debate among yourselves. I will throw out Curtis Blaydes, Kamaru Usman, Gegard Mousasi, and Jon Jones. Then, of course, there are ground and pound legends like Mark Coleman, Tito Ortiz, and McGregor’s most hated rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
There is no timetable for McGregor’s return although Dana White has said they are looking at Summer or early Fall.