Conor McGregor will finally make his much-anticipated return to the octagon on Jan. 19 at UFC 246 inside T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Conor will face Donald Cowboy Cerrone, and both the superstars will collide in the welterweight division. The fight will mark the return of both Cerrone and Conor at 170. Conor’s last welterweight fight came against Nate Diaz at UFC 202, where he picked up the victory via majority decision.
While there is a lot of pressure going into the fight for Conor, he looks fit and confident ahead of his awaited return. Conor’s inexperience at the division gives an edge to Cerrone. However, Conor’s incredible boxing and southpaw stance are bound to trouble the UFC veteran.
Conor’s coach Kavanagh predicts the finish
Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh appeared on TheMacLife to discuss the advancements in the build-up to the fight. While the entire world is waiting to know how the fight turns out, Conor’s coach gave his own prediction on the outcome of the match.
When Kavanagh was asked about Conor’s approach in the fight, and if he is going to pump the accelerator in the early rounds, Here’s what he had to say.
“I think it’s going to be late. I could see it in the championship rounds. That’s the mindset that I personally have – to be ready for that. Now, he could spark him in seconds. But I think there’s a little extra weight involved, so I think in the later rounds.”
Kavanagh admitted to the impact weight difference will make on Conor’s punching power. It was seen in Conor’s last fight against Nate Diaz at welterweight, where Conor failed to finish his opponent for the first time after Max Holloway’s match back in 2013. Conor’s cardio has been questioned before, however, he looks confident of a victory.
Not the first time at welterweight for Conor McGregor
“I don’t have to worry about the weight cut. I can focus on my skills, focus on my endurance, focus on my strength and build myself. Build myself back up, that’s what allowed me to achieve the things I achieved. The dual weight championship, it was consistency, consecutive belts back to back. So that’s what I am looking to replicate again.”
McGregor said in an interview with TheMacLife. It’s not the first time that Conor McGregor has moved weights. He is a former featherweight champion and lightweight champion. McGregor also has a win at the welterweight, which proves his endurance and strength.
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