To say that Conor McGregor has shaken the world would be an understatement. His work with Ido Portal, a friend of London Real and a favourite guest among our viewers, has literally changed the face of mixed martial arts fighting.
Many of the ideas that Conor uses and advocates have been around for while. Ido, as you know, has been laying the foundation for a new movement practice for years.
What Conor brings, however, is charisma. Like Chris Eubank told me, everyone respects a fighter, so if they see a champion living what he preaches, the world pays attention.
Here are three lessons I’ve learned watching Conor McGregor:
- Precision beats power, timing beats speed
- If you believe you are unbeatable you will be
- There is no enemy but yourself
- Precision beats power, and timing beats speed, every time
This comes from something Conor said to Joe Rogan after beating Jose Aldo. Aldo held the title for five years and was unbeaten for ten years.
Conor, despite his pre-fight antics, was respectful to Adlo’s skills but said that being powerful and fast is not enough.
Precision and timing don’t come from brute force, nor do they come from talent. They come intelligence and hard work.
No matter how talented you are or what your genetics are, what marks out the champion in any arena is smarts, and disciplined practice. Conor proved that to the world in the Octagon.2. If you believe you are unbeatable, you will be
We’ve all heard about the power of envisioning and affirmation. But it’s strange to hear a champion prizefighter confirm that they work.
It’s one thing to read about the power of vision in a book, another thing to see a trained warrior walk the talk in a deadly fight.
The difference with Conor and most of the self-help wisdom you’ll come across is that Conor’s vision includes hard work and commitment.
You can’t dream a UFC belt into existence, but you need a vision coupled with determination is makes a true warrior.3. There is no enemy, only yourself
Yet another gem from one of Conor’s infamous interviews. The point here is that your biggest battle in life is against yourself.
This goes back to Sun Tzu. If you master yourself, you become unbeatable, because an enemy wins by putting you in a state of fear or panic.
True knowledge and mastery of the self means not being controlled by your subconscious or your fears. As long as you know your enemy too, you’ll never be beaten. This applies to everything, from making that pitch, or having a happy marriage.
To know yourself, you have to love yourself. And let’s face it, Conor McGregor has no issue there!So there you have it. Conor has so much to offer as a sportsman and a martial artist. Even though some people don’t know how to take his crazy pre-fight hype, there is no doubt he is a new kind of athlete.
Let me know what you think about the controversial Irishman!