Conor McGregor makes best ground and pound in UFC claim

UFC fighter Conor McGregor may not be a wrestler, but he has claimed that his ground strikes are better than anybody else in the world of mixed martial arts.

Currently, Notorious is recovering from a broken leg which he suffered last July in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier.

However, the Irishman still had time to take to Instagram to brag that whenever he is on top, he has the ability to drop heavy punches on his opponents.

McGregor wrote on his socials: “I have the best ground and pound in the game.

“My highest percentage of finishes does not actually come from my standing horizontal backhand, like most assume. My highest percentage of finishing wins actually come from the accuracy of my vertical punching.

“I don’t miss [ground and pound]. I do not hit arms. I do not fall in. I hit soft face, head, and skull.”

We doubt McGregor will be going for takedowns and ground strikes if he returns to the Octagon this summer, but when he does, he’s the best at doing it, apparently.

Conor also went on to say: “It’s how you’ve seen people versus 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.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor (L) punches Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout during UFC246 at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

“That’s why a lot of these rat bags like to hate. I’m smooth like butter with it. The richest, the baddest, the most unscathed.”

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