Coach Says Donald Cerrone Only Has to Worry About Conor McGregor’s First Round, “Left Hand”
By FCF Staff
Donald Cerrone is set to face Conor McGregor in approximately two weeks, and recently his coach outlined why the former champ has more to worry about in the fight than “Cowboy”.
Cerrone is booked to fight the controversial star at UFC 246, January 18th. In an episode of a documentary series following Cerrone leading up to the event, his head coach Jafari Vanier said this (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“If I were to look at the two, he’s got a lot more to worry about than we do,” Vanier said. “We’ve got multiple submission victories, head kick knockout victories, we’ve got decisions. He’s just got a left hand. You don’t see Conor submitting anybody. You don’t see the guy going on the ground, very rare. Not saying we’re going to force the fight to the ground but what I’m saying is he’s got a lot more to worry about than we do.
“We just have to worry about a left hand and that first round, him coming out on fire. You’ve never really seen “Cowboy” ever gas. After the first round, round and a half, Conor fades. There’s not a lot of pop on that left hand anymore. Footwork goes down, his hands are heavy. These are things that you can watch and see so these are no secret to what’s going on.”
The 36-year-old Cerrone (36-13) is looking to get back on track, after losing back-to-back bouts to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson.
McGregor (21-4) will be fighting for the first time since last October, when he was submitted by lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov.