Conor McGregor explains why his hands were behind his back at UFC 205

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Steal the show at the press conference, and then steal the show inside the octagon.

The normal routine for one Conor McGregor during a pay-per-view weekend, and things were no different this weekend in New York City.

UFC 205 took centre stage and it did so with Notorious defeating Eddie Alvarez in the second round due to knockout.


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The Irishman was in confident mood ahead of the fight, as he always is, stealing the show during the press conference and then even having the lights go out on him during the weigh-in.

When it came to the fight, it was all McGregor.

He continuously knocked down Alvarez in the first, but finished him off moments later in the second after a stunning four-punch combination.

Another victory for Notorious and a milestone victory in UFC as the Irishman became the first man ever to hold two belts at the same time from different divisions.

Despite having to sacrifice one eventually, McGregor is currently known as the featherweight champion, and the lightweight champion, proving his dominance in the sport.

Although his finish was incredible, there was another certain moment that amazed the fans inside Madison Square Garden and the fans watching at home.

At one point during the fight, McGregor held both hands behind his back, seemingly taunting the American and urging him to attack.

However, after the fight McGregor revealed the actual reason behind that move, and it wasn't to taunt his opponent.

The Irishman has had problems with his right hand going into the fight, and he admitted that he developed a technique to remove it from the fight as much as possible.

"This (holding up his right hand) was out of action for the whole camp," he said. "That's why I developed that putting the hand behind my back.

"I would be doing it in sparring, then I'd jar it or hit it and it would be swelling up in the middle of the rounds - I just figured out ways to fight around it.

"To be honest I was icing it up until today but it's actually alright now. I'm brand new. There's not a f****** scratch on me."

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