WATCH: Conor McGregor Spars With ‘The Mountain’ From Game Of Thrones

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Ross Kelly, CBS Local Sports

A common thought is that the best way to prepare for a fight is to practice against someone totally different than your upcoming opponent. UFC Interim Featherweight champion Conor McGregor is obviously a believer in that refrain as the 5’9″ 145 lb McGregor decided to spar with a 6’9″ 419 opponent best known as ‘The Mountain’ from Game of Thrones fame. The actor, whose real name is Hafthor Bjornsson, isn’t just loaded with ‘popcorn muscles’ as he is legitimately one of the strongest men….ever. He has won Iceland’s Strongest Man each of the past five years and placed in the top 3 in the World’s Strongest Man contest each of the past four years.

But can you spar, bro?

You know you’re over-matched when you punch someone in the stomach and do more damage to your hand than to his stomach. This sparring session was a friendly…

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