Conor McGregor was present at the ringside of the UFC 285 and made his presence felt despite not fighting on the card. McGregor is currently shooting for the TUF 31 as a coach opposite to Michael Chandler. It appears that McGregor has taken his duty as a coach to the next level by yelling instructions to Jalin Turner at the event.
McGregor was at UFC 285 ringside with his fiancée, Dee Devlin. He kept himself active on the ringside by yelling instructions to American fighter Jalin Turner.
Conor McGregor is now involved in a variety of activities. As seen during the UFC 285 weigh-ins, he is coaching TUF 31 alongside his rival Michael Chandler and co-starring with Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie Road House. When McGregor faces Michael Chandler later this year, his already hectic 2023 will become considerably busier.
McGregor has always been in the habit of making headlines, as witnessed by his arrival at TUF, where fans were buzzing for his long-awaited return. He later channeledhis inner Homer Simpsonin the roster cut off TUF 31, and there were reports of McGregor making way for his fellow fighters to be on the show.
Despite advice from McGregor, Jalin Turner loses a split decision against Mateusz Gamrot
UFC Lightweight contenders Jalin Turner and Mateusz Gamrot collided at UFC 285. At the PPV, Turner was initially scheduled to fight Dan Hooker, but Hooker pulled out and this paved the way for Gamrot to step up on short notice to fight Turner on the main card of UFC 285. After the end of three rounds, the Polish fighter won the contest on the judges’ scorecard via Split decision.
It was a classic example of a wrestler going against a striker. Gamrot was constantly aiming for takedowns, and Turner on the other hand was looking to keep the fight on the feet to get his offense going. Moreover, Gamrot managed to land a lot of leg kicks in the fight which made Turner change his stance, giving Gamrot a better chance at securing takedowns. Even though Turner did his best against Gamrot’s vicious takedown attempts by stopping 8 takedown attempts, it wasn’t enough to secure a win.
Gamrot is now back in the winning column after losing a decision against Beneil Dariush, whereas Turner has lost after a 5-fight winning streak. It will be interesting to see who the ‘Gamer’ would fight next as Gamrot will be looking for a top 5 opponent, whereas Turner will attempt to rebound from the loss.
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