Coach: Conor Can Exploit Khabib’s and GSP’s Weaknesses

Embattled UFC superstar Conor McGregor is creating quite the excitement for his next fight already despite the fact that there’s no definite timeline for his Octagon return.

Still, the prospect of fights with Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov and George St. Pierre are too good to ignore, and McGregor’s boxing coach Owen Roddy says  he already sees weaknesses for Conor to exploit for all three of them:

“I’d love to see [the Diaz] fight again — a trilogy fight would be awesome — but I always [think about] what’s getting the most attention and the Khabib fight seems to be brewing up nicely. The fans are really getting behind it.

“I never thought the Mayweather fight was going to happen, but when the fans got behind it and then when Mayweather started talking you knew it was going to happen.”

McGregor split two fights with Diaz before capturing the UFC lightweight strap from Eddie Alvarez back at UFC 205. The controversial Irishman hasn’t fought in MMA ever since, however he did try his hand in boxing when he took on legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August.

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In his absence since UFC 205, Khabib Nurmagomedov has won the lightweight title, GSP came out of retirement to win the middleweight belt from former champion Michael Bisping before once again retiring and relinquished the title.

All three men have been discussed as possible comeback fights for McGregor, who’s currently sitting out as his UFC 223  bus assault case in Brooklyn is adjudicated.

Roddy spoke upon McGregor’s legal woes and the bus attack in Brooklyn that has been causing him to sit out of the fight game, and he laughed off the suggestion that it had been staged:

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“It’s not staged at all. At the end of the day, especially if you’re fighting Conor, he’s going in to kill you. If you’re at a press conference with him he’ll go at you; it would take a lot for him not to go at you. The only thing that would stop him is if he’d lose a few bob [some money] for it, and rightfully so,” said Roddy.

“If you sign to fight him he’s looking to inflict as much damage as he can, as quickly as he can. After the fight, he gives every one of his opponents the respect they deserve. A lot of fighters make excuses but he’ll stand by what happens in any fight and he’ll give you the respect you deserve, but beforehand he doesn’t like you and he’s going in to dismantle you.”

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