Featherweight Conor McGregor vs. The Mountain from “Game of Thrones”
If you watch “Game of Thrones,” you know that a very specific bad ending happens to small, agile fighters that take on Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain, played by professional weightlifter Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson who is 6 foot 9 and 400 pounds.
So this video of The Mountain sparring with UFC featherweight fighter Conor McGregor, while considerably more playful, is still kind of nerve-wracking. McGregor is hard for Björnsson to pin down, but you still get the feeling that one wrong move could lead to McGregor getting squished if the fight got serious. And the moments when McGregor lands a punch kind of look like a kitten swatting at a bulldog.