There are reports that The ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor’s trainers have hired Olympic gold medallist wrestler Jordan Burroughs for training McGregor to deal will the intense pressure and other wrestling tactics of the lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of their UFC 229 clash.
Jordan wrestling is very elite and there is a reason to worry for the Dagestani cam as he wrestles at 164lbs and is a 3x All American, and 2x undefeated national champion in NCAA Division I wrestling and also a 5-time world wrestling champion. He finished his college career with a 128-20 overall record and to top it all, he is an Olympic champion with a world stage record of 60-4.
Conor McGregor has brought in U.S. Wrestling Gold Olympian, Jordan Burroughs in his camp to emulate that wrestling pressure Khabib will bring. Great work by Team McGregor. #UFC229 pic.twitter.com/cNkjCGYRXB
— Eduardo 🌊 (@ramonktx) August 12, 2018
However, Conor’s gas tank problem is also a major concern and will be critical in this fight. The SBG Ireland squad has also bought in a bunch of high-level Moldavian wrestlers, with whom Conor has been wrestling for a long time.