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McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, is in favor of the proposed fight between McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. He sees the fight itself as fun and the buildup, while perhaps not as contentious as previous McGregor bouts, being entertaining.
“The Cerrone one, it looks good,” Roddy told Eurobash.
“It’s a fan favorite fight. Cerrone comes out and he looks to swing and Conor’s going to be looking to knock him out. The banter beforehand, I don’t see it being as [turbulent], I think it will be funny. Both guys will go back and forth and that will be exciting for fans. I think it would be a very exciting fight.”
He acknowledged that other possibilities for a future matchup, including Max Holloway, who cleverly subtweeted McGregor’s whiskey brand on a visit to Ireland. Roddy thinks the Cerrone fight is the most likely.
“[Holloway is] putting the digs in. I saw the post of him the other day in the Jameson [Distillery]…but I don’t know. I think the Cerrone one…because [McGregor and Cerrone] both engaged directly…Conor said he’d do it and then Cerrone said he’d do it…I think that might be in the pipeline,” he said.
“I can’t confirm that 100 percent obviously, but I think the fans would love it. It’s a great fight that people want to see. They can see the two of them in there, standing up and having a bang.”
He also weighed in on the possibility of an immediate rematch with Khabib, who yesterday suspended himself for a year, saying he would return in November. A win over Cerrone would put ‘The Notorious’ in a better position for a rematch... to the detriment of Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier.
“Conor is a superstar. He could turn around and say, ‘No, I want to fight Khabib’, and he could probably swing it, just because he can. But when you lose a fight you sometimes have to fight someone else. Again, I don’t know, anything could happen with Conor, but I think [Cerrone] is a good fight. I would enjoy that and I think everyone would enjoy that.
“We’d enjoy the camp, we’d enjoy the build up…everyone would enjoy the buildup. It would be a nice fight.”
Sage Northcutt being Sage Northcutt
Dang.. guess I should of worn a cup lol pic.twitter.com/Wgln4e9fR7— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) January 31, 2019
Jorge Masvidal is certainly rocking a... look.
Masvidal looks like he showed to the press conference to expose corruption in the NYPD. pic.twitter.com/AcHA0Kr1iI— Lucas Bourdon (@lucas_bourdon) January 30, 2019
McGregor is bragging on the fight after the fight he lost
I am thankful for the Nevada athletic commissions fair assessment and handling of the brawl incident.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2019
It was not my intention to land the final blow of the night on my opponent’s blood relative. It’s just how it played out.
I look forward to competing again soon.
Thank you all.
Straight left hand inside the attackers jab.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 30, 2019
He attempted to use the big security guard that’s in all the movies as cover, but I could smell him a mile away and landed flush down the pipe.
The final blow of the night UFC 229 in association with McGregor Sports and Entertainment. pic.twitter.com/h4GO46oX3a
A young Robbie Lawler was a terrifying force of nature
Robbie dropping absolute bomb after bomb pic.twitter.com/hXZjmla8e0— The Roots of Combat (@RootsOfCombat) January 30, 2019
Game recognizes game
John Nash lays out the history of collective bargaining in sports nicely in this piece
⚾️⚾️— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) January 30, 2019
In 1955 baseball players were getting 25% of the revenue.⚾️⚾️
Its 2019 and UFC fighters get an estimated 14% of the revenue
Printout from my Sport Labor Relations class at Rutgers pic.twitter.com/PvS0qRodxS
Glory Kickboxing had their star athletes fail tests and promptly cancelled their contract with the drug-testing agency
This story gets funnier.— Dave/Dim (@dimspace) January 29, 2019
Glory have written to ISR (Institute of Sports Justice who handle the anti doping) and requested they cancel their contract.
So four of your fighters test positive what do you do, cancel your anti doping contract... https://t.co/55WxCTKKmG https://t.co/MRxo0kvURs
The Mark Hunt Atomic Butt Drop!
Use your body so your brain can’t suffer pic.twitter.com/mYb4s0jwbs— Savage post (@bestfriendze) January 5, 2019
Combat sports this weekend