Connor McGregor allowed to use the ‘Flying Superman Punch’ against Mayweather!

According to Showtime executive vice president Stephen Espinoza, Conor McGregor is allowed to throw a superman punch against Floyd Mayweather. The move that was coined in kickboxing has become commonplace in MMA, but it’s one that ‘Money’ won’t have seen before.

The move starts with a feigned leg kick so just the boxing commission will allow this seems far fetched and surely Floyd would be too fast to get caught?

Superman punch

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Superman punch
Superman punch in Burmese boxing

Superman punch in Burmese boxing
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A superman punch is a technique used in Muay Thai, Sanshou, kickboxing, ITF-style taekwondo and mixed martial arts fighting.[1] The technique involves bringing the rear leg forward to feign a kick, then snapping the leg back while throwing a cross, resulting in greater power behind the punch.[2]

The earliest documented superman punch in mixed martial arts was performed by Bas Rutten at UFC 20 against Kevin Randleman.[3]

Professional wrestler Roman Reigns uses a “jumping, cross-body right hand” (not necessarily the martial arts version described above) as a signature move, which he called the Superman Punch.[4][5]

A variation involves pushing off from the fence with the opposite foot prior to the punch.[6]