CONOR MCGREGOR joked that a Power Slap League competitor had a Robbie Keane moment after she was brutally felled.
The inaugural episode of Dana White‘s Power Slap League was aired this week and produced several viral moments.
POWER SLAPPower Slap League contestant Kortney Olson was brutally knocked out by her opponent[/caption]
Power Slap / TBSOlson collapsed in a heap after being rocked by the hellacious slap[/caption]
POWER SLAPShe ended up performing a forward roll as she tried to get back to her feet[/caption]
EPAConor McGregor likened the roll to that of Republic of Ireland legend Robbie Keane[/caption]
One of the most talked about was when a combatant inadvertently performed a forward roll after trying to get back to her feet.
After being felled by a vicious right-handed slap from Sheena Bathory, a dazed Kortony Olson tried her utmost to stand up.
But she was so badly stunned that she lost her balance and ended up performing a forward roll – which one footy fan likened to the iconic celebration of former Republic of Ireland star Keane.
And McGregor couldn’t help but see the funny side of the comparison.
After quote-tweeting the video and tagging the former Tottenham and Leeds striker, he wrote: “Stablize the hips.
“Turn the shoulder. Torque the torso. KO! Where’s my belts and my cash? Yup the Keano fella hahahaja! Classic.”
The UFC‘s poster boy then gave a brief breakdown of the viral KO and the show’s other stoppages.
He tweeted: “If anything, power slap is showing the importance of turning back your shoulder and torquing your torso into the shot.
“‘Turning of the hip’ potentially the wrong terminology being used.
“Hips less important? Possible also. Turn your shoulder back and torque fully into strike! K.O.”
Former two-division champion McGregor is plotting to return to the UFC later this year after a 19-month hiatus from the octagon.
The Notorious hasn’t fought since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier but is seemingly fighting fit after a gruelling rehab.
McGregor, 34, is hoping to be granted an exemption from the UFC and USADA’s six-month testing pool requirement to make a swift return to the cage.
Last November, he said: “I’m clear for testing in February.
“I will complete my two tests per USADA & we are booking a fight.”