A rumour has surfaced over the past couple of days that Olympic Gold medalist in wrestling, Jordan Burroughs, was flown over to Dublin from Las Vegas – at the behest and expense of the UFC, no less – to train Conor McGregor for the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight.
However, Burroughs took to twitter to shoot down the rumours, saying that he’s got his own World Championships to prepare for in October and that he was not training Conor McGregor for his UFC 229 return against – arguably – the best grappler in the UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
I’m not working with Conor. I’m attempting to win a World Championship of my own in October. I wish him the best of luck in his upcoming title fight with Khabib.
— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 13, 2018
This is not the first time McGregor has been linked to Burroughs, with rumours emerging in the early part of 2016 as well that the Olympian was helping the Irishman shore up his perceived weakness in wrestling, so that he could keep the fight on the feet.
And like now, it was a rumour that was proven to be false even then.