UFC 246 : Donald Cerrone To Worry About Conor McGregor’s Left
Donald Cerrone will be taking on Former two – Division Champion Conor McGregor, who plans kicking off 2020 with a massive ring return. However, Cowboy’s Coach see’s only McGregor’s left hand as a threat.
Conor McGregor will be going into the fight on a two fight losing streak and his performance might even be hampered by ring rust when he shares the Octagon with Cerrone at UFC 246
but according Cerrone’s head coach Jafari Vanier that left hand is all they should worry about after watching him demolish Jose Aldo, Dustin Poirier, Chad Mendes and many more over the course of his decorated MMA career.
Jafari Vanier believes Cerrone has a better skill set of defeating McGregor and could possibly end him via stoppage in whatever dimension the Dubliner will take the fight.
“If I were to look at the two, he’s got a lot more to worry about than we do,” said Vanier in Cerrone’s documentary-series ‘More than a Cowboy’. “We’ve got multiple submission victories, head-kick knockout victories, we’ve got decisions. He just has a left hand. You don’t see Conor submitting anybody, you don’t even see the guy going on the ground – very rare, right? 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.”
Cerrone’s coach believes Conor McGregor doesn’t have a huge gas tank and tends to slow down as the fight matures and his techniques, footwork and performance depreciates, even the left hand doesn’t seem to pop. That should be their focus and those weaknesses will play a huge role in Cerrone’s victory.
“We just have to worry about a left hand in that first round – him coming out on fire,” Vanier said. “You’ve never really seen ‘Cowboy’ ever gas. After the first round and a half for Conor, (he) fades. There’s not a lot of pop in that left hand any more, footwork goes down, his hands are heavy. So I mean these are all things that you watch and see, so these are no secrets to what’s going on.
“So for us, it’s just a matter of capitalizing on those things, making sure we’re very aware, eyes open in that first round, stay away from that left hand. We stay away from that left hand, it’s going to be a short night.”