MMA: Dedication, hard work needed to produce a Singapore world champion, say insiders

MMA fighter Amir Khan trains his left arm swing with his coach, former UFC fighter Siyar Bahadurzada, on Dec 8, 2020. ST PHOTO: JOEL CHAN
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SINGAPORE - Conor McGregor is infamous for his trash-talking but in 2015, right after the Irish superstar won the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight world title, he showed a rare contemplative side.

"There's no talent here, this is hard work," said McGregor in the 'Power of Sports' documentary. "This is an obsession. Talent doesn't exist, we all are equals as human beings.

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