Conor McGregor KNOCKED Out While Sparring? [VIDEO]

Connor McGregor during the press conference at the SSE Arena
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Is Conor McGregor ready for a boxing match?

We have yet to see much footage of him training for his face off against Floyd Mayweather JR. on August 26. According to rumors, some of his training did not go so well though.

Boxer Jessie Vargas rumors sparked rumors when he said in a video that McGregor was knocked out during a sparring session.

“The boxing world is small, man… He got knocked out in sparring.”

According to the Telegraph, the camp denies all of the rumors.

The rumour was quashed on Tuesday when McGregor’s management told Telegraph Sport that “the guy mentioned by Jessie Vargas is Brandon Rios, not Brad Wheeler. Neither have sparred with Conor.”

Brandon Rios also confirmed that he had never sparred with McGregor, insisting that he did not know who he was, nor had he ever met the mixed martial artist. “The world’s gone crazy,” said Rios on Monday in an interview with ES News. 

“My phone’s been blowing up. I’ve been getting texts messages and calls about this. I’ve never met McGregor, and I don’t know who he is.”

Either way, it doesn’t seem the boxing world is confident that McGregor can hold his own in the boxing ring.

See Vargas’ comments below.