On October 30, Conor McGregor posted a picture of himself with Hafthor Bjornsson. Bjornsson, weighing in at over 400 pounds of muscle, is better known as The Mountain from Game of Thrones. According to the photo, Conor McGregor has bareknuckle fight with 415 lb. Mountain. McGregor might be a talented fighter, but he weighs less than 150 pounds during fights.
“Today I had a bare-knuckle fight off a 180kg monster called ‘The Mountain’I’d never fought, or even seen, a man that big before.”
It’s safe to say that this photo op, which does look intense, is more of a cool picture than something real. In a bareknuckle fight, one slight hook from The Mountain might cripple McGregor, and that’s not a criticism of McGregor. Just look at Bjornsson!