With several rumors circulating in UFC over the weekend that Olympic gold medalist wrestler Jordan Burroughs is coaching Conor McGregor ahead of the UFC 229, the three-time All-American recently ended the confusion among the people with a tweet.
Rumors also claimed that The Notorious have trained with Burroughs in the past but there was not any confirmation. The Irish MMA star will face against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is unarguably the best grappler, on October 6.
Heard that Jordan Burroughs did one day at Conor McGregor's camp, but got into it with one of McGregor's sparring partners, got dropped, and left the same day.
That sparring partner's name? Zab Judah.
— Jack Slack (@JackSlackMMA) August 13, 2018
Jordan Burroughs was regarded as the perfect coach for the former Lightweight champion as he won two NCAA Division I titles for Nebraska, was a three-time All-American and won the 2011 Dan Hodge Trophy as the nation's best collegiate wrestler.
In addition, Burroughs is a four-time freestyle wrestling world champion and won the gold medal in the 74kg category at the London 2012 summer Olympics. He also holds the record for longest winning streak with 69 matches unbeaten for 3 and half years.
However, Olympic gold medalist wrestler responded quickly and denied his union with the Mystic Mac through a tweet that read:
"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."
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
He was rumored to be the coach of Conor previously ahead of the fight against Frankie Edgar. The claim was denied by Jordan's wife through a tweet. This time Jordan Burroughs has responded himself.