The odds would have heavily favoured the Americans ahead of the mini-Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots tournament yesterday.
But the striking credentials of Ireland’s own Conor McGregor translated perfectly to the boxing toy which never really took off on this side of the Atlantic.
“The Notorious” eliminated women’s strawweight contender Paige VanZant before beating UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at the iconic children’s game.
The three UFC stars were in New York yesterday for the launch of Reebok’s new line of runners, a throwback to the famous Pump collection.
Disappointing that a spinning wheel kick isn’t doable with Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots or we’re sure we’d see an altogether more flashy finish but, hey, we’ll settle for what we got.
H/t to BleacherReport