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Coach: I Think McGregor Is Going To Put Mayweather Away


Conor McGregor has shown nothing but confidence regarding his August 26 boxing match with 49-0 Floyd “Money” Mayweather. His longtime striking coach Owen Roddy also appears to be nothing but confident regarding the Irishman’s chances against “Money”:

“I have no doubt in my mind he’s gonna do it,” Roddy told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I think it’s gonna be one of the most insane nights ever.”

Due to the fact that McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, has never competed in a professional boxing match, many are giving him a slim chance to topple Mayweather, a man many consider to be the best boxer of his generation.

With that being said, Roddy is well aware that the challenge at hand is a ‘tall task’, but he feels as if McGregor is ‘capable’ of getting the job done:

“It’s a tall task,” Roddy said. “But if anybody could do it, Conor can. He shocks the world every time. Every time he fights he’s doubted, people are like, ‘You cant do this, you cant do that.’

“We know what Conor is capable of. Conor does it every time.”

Not only does Roddy feel as if McGregor will get the job, but he even went as far as to predict a knockout victory for the “Notorious” one:

“I think he’s gonna put him away,” Roddy said. “I think he’s gonna KO him. I think it’ll take a couple of rounds. And I know my phone is about to explode, I’m sure. But look, Conor does these things. He does these exceptional things all the time. If he says he’s gonna go in and knock him out, I think he’s gonna go in and knock him out.”

As far as a specific game plan goes, Roddy wasn’t willing to get into the details, but he did admit that he sees some holes in Mayweather’s game, which is a bold claim considering the former five division world champion has come out on top against some of the very best boxers of this generation throughout his unbeaten career:

“I don’t really want to get into details on what we’re looking to do,” Roddy said. “But, I mean, nobody is perfect. Nobody is perfect. [Mayweather is] unbelievable defensively, he’s pound-for-pound one of the greatest, but everybody has holes, everybody makes mistakes, everybody has predictable patterns that they do over and over again.”

At the end of the day, Roddy feels as if McGregor’s power and reflexes will be the difference on fight night:

“Conor hits like a middleweight,” Roddy said. “You can ask any of the middleweights in our gym. He hits as hard, if not harder. It’s strange. He’s got cat-like reflexes. He’s so quick on his slips and his pulls. He’s very accurate as well. I think he’s gonna slip and fire and Mayweather will be on wobbly legs. It might be a counter, too. That’s what I see. That’s what I see in my head.”

What type of performance are you expecting from McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas?

  • Shock Wave

    The first line says it all.
    Conor has shown nothing.

    • Deadner

      If you’re gonna quote the first line, then quote it all! McGregor will shock the world again. He WILL knock pin head mayweather out!

      • Johnny Carcosa

        I will be genuinely impressed if it happens

        • Deadner

          I’ve followed boxing and mma for years. I’ve seen both men fight live and I’ve been to a lot of live boxing events. I would definately say mayweather was the most gifted boxer I’ve seen live. But there a lot of aspects to this fight you have to weigh up. Mayweather’s not as young as he used to be, where mcgregor’s in his prime. McGregor’s a lot bigger than mayweather. McGregor can take a serious punch. Plus McGregor hits like a train, he’s the most accurate puncher in mma. He only has to land once and he’ll drop mayweather. There’s a lot of snobbery coming from the boxing community, looking down their noses at mma fighters. I’m not a betting man, but I’m putting money on McGregor for the knockout. I too will be impressed when he does it, but not surprised. He does it time and again.

          • Jamie Eyles

            Diaz outboxed McChicken. ’nuff said.

          • Deadner

            Yes he did, in the first fight,but not the second. And if you know anything about fighting you’ll know Diaz is over six foot. Big difference for McGregor than fighting a small fry like mayweather. Plus McGregor has manhandled everyone who was smaller than him so far. Judging by your hilarious mcchicken remark you’re just another wannabe comedienne who doesn’t like McGregor . But I’ll bet you’ll be glued to it when the time comes around. Nuff said!

          • jess fenchley

            His obsessive hatred and jealousy of CM is legendary around these forums. He’s like a 5 year old who never grew up….

      • Shock Wave

        I fookin doubt that!

  • Jamie Eyles

    Just trying to sell PPVs for this farce. You have to be a moron to pay for this money grab.

    • jess fenchley

      True. You are a moron……
      Well said 🙂

  • LNX03

    Another aspect is Connor has been busy fight for the last 3-4 yrs. MM will not have fought in almost 2yrs as prior to that he usually fights 2 times consistently for several yrs. Connor is used to fighting 5min rounds with all limbs, kicks, punches and wrestling which can take up a lot more energy. Now he is just boxing at 3min rounds? Really? Connor will up his cardio and concentrate on accuracy and power using 12 rounds cutting off the ring and picking his shots. 29yr old against a 40yr old. May the better man win!

    • Murderous1

      You are very delusional trained boxers who always had cardio get tired from swinging at air and picked apart replay McChicken’s old fights because your boy will never win again he can’t beat MM Khabib or Tony he knows it it’s time for you to face reality

      • LNX03

        Ok bro…