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Conor McGregor's sparring partner Frans Mlambo lifts lid on Irishman's ability in training having 'worked with him for years' and admits UFC star is 'different beast' in fights Frans Mlambo is familiar with Conor McGregor's style and strengths in octagon Bellator bantamweight was trusted by Irishman to work with him in sparring   Mlambo revealed: 'If you switch up your game, he's very good at reading it'

By Will Griffee For Mailonline

Published: 10:45 GMT, 30 October 2020 | Updated: 10:45 GMT, 30 October 2020

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Conor McGregor's fighting IQ is obvious even in sparring, according to training partner Frans Mlambo. 

The Bellator bantamweight has offered insight into what it's like to face off against the Irishman in training, where he has been trusted to work with McGregor in the past. 

The 29-year-old told the Sun: 'I always say he's always very good at reading what you're doing. If you switch up your game mid-sparring he's very good at reading what you're doing.

Frans Mlambo (left) has sparred with Conor McGregor (right) for years at Straight Blast Gym

Frans Mlambo (left) has sparred with Conor McGregor (right) for years at Straight Blast Gym 

'I've been sparring him for years, but when you see him in fights he's just a different beast. 

'You get a load of fighters who

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