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Wednesday, Jan 08, 2020

UFC 246: Jorge Masvidal Weighs-in on Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone

Jorge Masvidal (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Jorge Masvidal has repeatedly said he wants to fight Conor McGregor in the near future and recently “Gamebred” outlined how he sees the former champ beating Donald Cerrone.

McGregor and Cerrone will fight in a welterweight contest, in a fight that will serve as the headliner for UFC 246, January 18th. Recently Masvidal appeared on Ariel Helwani’s “MMA Show”. When asked for his take on the highly anticipated contest, Masvidal said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“It can go many ways,” Masvidal said. “Conor is great off the block. He’s phenomenal off the start. ‘Cowboy’ is a slow starter. Conor has tremendous speed and timing in the beginning, good power, so I think he can catch him early.”

“If ‘Cowboy’ comes out to grapple like he has in the past with decent strikers and even good grapplers like Rick Story, who he was able to take down and create a lot of offense like that … if that ‘Cowboy’ comes out, he can mix things up real nice. And then he can start to flow and get into his game of high kicks and punching and being tricky, like a dual threat to Conor.”

“If (Cerrone) just comes out to fight it out, I see Conor winning within the first two rounds.”

Masvidal faced Cerrone in 2017 and finished the veteran in round two.  UFC 246 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:00 am
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