VIDEO: Giannis Antetokounmpo channels his inner Conor McGregor during Bucks practice
It looks like even Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is pretty hyped about Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated UFC return on Saturday. The reigning NBA MVP messed around in practice and did his best impression of the Irish MMA star.
The Greek Freak attacked an unsuspecting Bucks assistant coach and took his back. Here’s the hilarious clip shared by the team’s official Twitter account:
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As impressive as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s back-taking skills are, he might need to brush up his knowledge on McGregor considering he is known as more of a striker than a grappler. Still, it’s nice to see the 26-year-old Bucks star truly enjoying his time in Milwaukee.
Conor McGregor, meanwhile, returns to the octagon in the main event of UFC 257 against Dustin Poirier following a year away from fighting. The Notorious’ last appearance dates back to UFC 246 last year, when he knocked out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.
Giannis, obviously, is a huge combat sport fan and will likely be rooting for the Irishman in his rematch against The Diamond. McGregor already defeated Poirier when they first locked horns back in 2014. Fans already know Giannis is a big pro-wrestling fan, evident by the Bucks’ pre-game routines last season.
Bucks staff better watch out if Antetokounmpo continues to channel his inner Conor McGregor.