Conor McGregor recently took time away from a GQ Magazine photo shoot to give advice on fighting outside of the Octagon. First and foremost in a street or bar fight, the Irishman says one needs to be aware of one's surroundings as well as the moment.

"Like most self-defense situations, it is about awareness. So, be aware of your surroundings," he said.

If you can avoid a dangerous situation, McGregor says that you should. If fighting is inevitable, however, make sure you're the one pushing the pace.

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"Obviously, if you can avoid the situation, avoid it and leave," he continued.

"But, if you are forced where there is no going back, I would advise strike first, strike hard, and exist safely."

In fact, Conor wisely says that we should begin planning a safe escape from any room, as soon as we walk into it. "James Bond had a quote saying - 'When you enter a room, be civil to everybody, but have a plan to kill each and every one of them'," he concluded.

Watch Conor kick colorful balloons and hear the advice in his brogue for yourself, above. Then, learn a little bit more about how McGregor uses his unpredictable movement to win fights, below, with MMA Bread 'N Butter.