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Locker room footage shows Conor McGregor practising KO shot before Aldo fight

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Conor McGregor wasted little time in dispatching Jose Aldo on Saturday night, knocking out his Brazilian opponent just 13 seconds into their featherweight title fight at UFC 194. 

And, whilst it feels like the entire world has seen footage of the Irishman landing his lethal left hook in the Octagon, a cool new video showing McGregor in his locker room pre-fight has now emerged.

Originally uploaded to Reddit, the footage shows the UFC star practicing the exact punch that would ultimately prove so decisive just a few minutes later. (Scroll down this article to see the video).

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Practice makes perfect

As the old saying goes, 'practice makes perfect' and that certainly held true for McGregor over the weekend.

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While some are claiming the video is evidence McGregor is some sort of soothsayer, in reality, it is simply proof of the work that goes on behind the scenes.

Athletes, and particularly fighters, often talk about visualizing the event before it takes place and it is pretty awesome to see that philosophy playing out so accurately here.

Perfect night

It really was a perfect night for the 27-year-old Dublin native. Having prepared for the biggest night of his life, McGregor duly executed his plan perfectly to get the job done in less time than it took for him to walk from his locker room to the Octagon.

For a man that just earned around $275,000 per second, things really couldn't get much better right now.

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Dana White
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Conor McGregor
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