McGregor's MSG audition - Featherweight champ. Lightweight champ? Knicks point guard?

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Conor McGregor is a man of many talents. But did you know the professional wind-up merchant, and occasional MMA superstar, is also a dab hand at basketball?

That much could be gleaned from The Notorious' open workout ahead of his UFC 205 showdown with Eddie Alvarez at New York's Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

After going through the obligatory motions of shadow striking and a little mat work with his coaches, McGregor demanded the rock at the home of the New York Knicks.

First-time effort? No sweat.

As if McGregor's confidence needed boosting any further, the rapturous reception he received upon sinking his somewhat shovelled effort should give him a fillip as looks to add the lightweight title to his featherweight strap and become the UFC's first multi-weight champion back at MSG on Saturday.