“It’s not about the combination”- Henry Cejudo offers Conor McGregor a free lesson on how to throw a punch

The former Olympic Champion had some advice for the Notorious One as he prepared to make his return to the octagon

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Henry Cejudo took shots at Conor McGregor via Twitter

Conor McGregor and Henry Cejudo have been beefing on social media for the past few months. McGregor, who is on the sidelines after the brutal leg snap he suffered back in July has a long road to recovery but does look like he’s doing better than Chris Weidman, who suffered a similar injury a few months prior to Conor.

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Conor McGregor is his days as a featherweight

McGregor got back into training earlier this year, and though no reports of how intense these sessions are have emerged, the former two-division champion often does share little sneak peeks into his training. Recently Conor had shared footage of him working the bag on the ground and was criticized by fellow two-division champion Henry Cejudo, who offered him advice on how to get better at it. Looks like Cejudo is has taken up the mantle of Conor’s digital coach permanently as the Olympian had similar criticism for the latest training footage by McGregor

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Conor McGregor has expressed interest in making a three-weight championship run

McGregor posted a minute and a half long footage of him working on single strikes, possibly to bring back the signature crisp to his shots. McGregor is seen to be light on his feet as he bounces around and throws shots from different angles. Though not his lightweight frame, the Irishman looks to have trimmed down a bit from his days vacationing in the Mediterranian. For a guy who lost his leg just last year, Conor seems to be in good shape considering he just got back into training.

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Henry Cejudo thinks Conor McGregor has to work on his feints

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Henry Cejudo seems to want Conor McGregor in his gym too alongside star-students like Zhang Weili and Jon Jones

Coach Henry however thought otherwise. The former champion thought there was too much telegraphing behind the punches and that not enough feints were being thrown to hide what was coming. Henry said on Twitter, “Too much wind telegraphs what you’re doing which makes it not believable. Half punch the front hand to disguise the backhand.”

Referring to himself as the GOAT, he advised McGregor to work on feints rather than straight combinations. He said, “It’s not about the combination but how you hide everything with a big surprise. Sincerely the goat” signing off as “Humble Henry.” The post may just warrant another Twitter back and forth between the two whenever McGregor sees it.


Cejudo himself has been out of action for almost two years since his retirement. The fighter has however recently re-entered into the testing pool as he aims to become a three-weight champion by challenging Alexander Volkanowski for the featherweight title. Conor, a former featherweight champion himself has not been tested since his injury owing to prescription drugs that he might need to heal his leg.

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