Conor McGregor Accidentally Starts The Latest Internet Craze

If nothing else comes out of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, at least we got a bunch of laughs.

McGregor caught people off guard, then made them all laugh with his unusual warm up technique. During a media workout, McGregor flailed his arms wildly back-and-forth and the internet lost it’s mind.

It inevitably prompted a number of copycats, starting with undefeated boxing champ Terence Crawford.

I challenge all boxers to the McGregor Challenge @stevennelsonboxing @redder402 @coach_chet_

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After that, it was only a matter of time before this thing exploded.

Now coined the #McGregorChallenge, it’s popping up in boxing gyms all over the country and everyone appears to be having a whole lot of fun with it.

#McgregorChallenge 😂 @tbudcrawford #FunTimesWithSW⚡️FT

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#McGregorChallenge 🌌🌌🎆🎇😂😂😂@___flutboxi___ @abelhdez11 @stephanie9791 @yahir.soicalapv

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The hilarity will finally reach its conclusion on Saturday, August 26th when Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight in Las Vegas. After all the posturing, touring, training, and now viral videoing that has become associated with this fight, it seems likely to break a number of different records in viewership and dollars.

In case you haven’t seen McGregor do it himself, take a look. It’s easy to see why everyone got such a kick out of it, and the faces of some of the reporters suggest that they’re both amused and unsure of whether or not he is messing with them.

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  • Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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