Conor McGregor will face Donald Cerrone in his UFC return on Jan. 18 inside T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas at UFC 246. In the lead up to the match, Conor’s coach, Owen Roddy appeared on TheMacLife and gave his insight ahead of the match.
Coach Roddy on Cerrone
“He is tricky, crafty, and well versed everywhere. He poses problems in every range. But everyone has holes in the game, and it’s about finding those holes which we have and then capitalize on them. But Cerrone is phenomenal. He is a fan favorite for a reason. Cause he brings it every time. And he is gonna bring it on fight night. But I just don’t think he has what it takes to beat Conor.”
Coach Roddy appreciated Cowboy Cerrone and complimented him for his fighting spirit. He also called him a fan favorite, and for all the right reasons. Roddy expects a good fight from the UFC veteran.
Coach on Conor McGregor’s pressure
“Everyone crumbles under the pressure that Conor poses on them. it’s very hard to deal with and you can’t imitate that. You only feel it when you are in there moving around with him or you are in there on the fight night and you feel it.”
He talked about Conor McGregor’s ability to take control of the fight, and his dominance in the mental aspect of the game.
“Even if Cerrone, which I do believe is in a better place and he looks like fighting for the love of it, he does not seem to be getting as narrow as what he said he used to. But I just still think the best Cerrone does not beat the best Conor.”
Prediction: Conor McGregor vs Cowboy Cerrone
It’s the same as every other fight. When Conor lands on people it’s just a matter of time. It’s just a matter of how long they can weather the storm. And it’s never that long. So I see Conor landing clean and once he lands clean it’s lights out.”
Roddy believed that Conor McGregor will win the fight via knock out. He reminded the UFC world about his lethal left hand which will be equally impactful in the welterweight division. Roddy expects Cerrone to give a good fight. However, he feels that Conor McGregor is the stronger fighters, and will catch him with that left hand for the victory.