Ahead of his showdown with Nate Diaz in Las Vegas Saturday, the UFC champ practiced his moves on late-night host
Conor McGregor will face off against Nate Diaz in UFC 196 Saturday night in Las Vegas. But before his next visit to the Octagon, the Irish featherweight champion practiced his killer moves on Conan O’Brien.
During a visit to the set of “Conan” Thursday before the highly-anticipated fight, McGregor revealed what he plans to do to take Diaz down.
“I feel he is repetitive and his foot patterns, he’s almost stuck in a routine,” he told Conan. “I like the left uppercut … I also like the Meia Lua, which is a half-moon, it’s a capoeira technique where you spin and put your hand on the mat and swing your heel around like a baseball bat.
“So I think I might break it out and ping it across his head. I think that is an effective technique.”
Of course, actions speak louder than words, so the fighter jumped out of his chair, took off his jacket and demonstrated his go-to move with the late-night host — who is a good seven inches taller than he is.
“I don’t want to hit you, though,” he warned.
“Please don’t,” Conan replied. “I will die before you hit me.”
The fighter then flung his leg up in a flying leap and nearly smashed Conan in the head, who to his credit didn’t even flinch.
UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on Saturday from 7 p.m. PT.
“Conan” airs 11 p.m. on TBS.