If you watched Conor McGregor’s media day workout last Friday, you probably noticed his warm-up routine, which included this display of “rubber arms” that certainly had at least the boxing community a little perplexed.
For my money, Rickson Gracie did it better.
Anyway, this little sequence from Conor caught the attention of one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world today. WBC and WBO junior welterweight (140 lbs) champion Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) took to social media to introduce the “McGregor Challenge.” Check out the footage for yourself.
Spare a thought for the guy in the red shirt to Crawford’s left, because I’m not sure what the hell he’s doing, but it is hilarious to look at.
Obviously the #McGregorChallenge has caught on, because IBF 154-pound champion Jarrett Hurd (20-0, 14 KOs) has already gotten into the act.
While Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor is set for August 26th on pay-per-view, Terence Crawford’s undisputed junior welterweight title unification bout against Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) will air live on ESPN on Saturday, August 19th in Crawford’s home state of Nebraska.