Conor McGregor’s Coach Eyes Donald Cerrone For Next Fight

Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone have been talking up the idea of fighting each other recently and one man who’d like to see that match-up become a reality is ‘The Notorious’ Irishman’s long-time boxing coach Owen Roddy.

“It’s a fan favorite fight,” Roddy told the Eurobash podcast. “Cerrone comes out and he looks to swing and Conor’s going to be looking to knock him out. The banter beforehand, I don’t see it being as [turbulent] — I think it will be funny. Both guys will go back and forth and that will be exciting for fans. I think it would be a very exciting fight.”

Roddy does acknowledge that there are other opportunities out there, with featherweight champion Max Holloway recently seeming interested, but Roddy is still holding firm to the idea that ‘Cowboy’ is the best option.

“[Holloway is] putting the digs in. I saw the post of him the other day in the Jameson [Distillery], but I don’t know. I think the Cerrone one, because [McGregor and Cerrone] both engaged directly — Conor said he’d do it and then Cerrone said he’d do it. I think that might be in the pipeline.

“I can’t confirm that 100 percent obviously, but I think the fans would love it. It’s a great fight that people want to see. They can see the two of them in there, standing up and having a bang.

“We’d enjoy the camp, we’d enjoy the build up. Everyone would enjoy the buildup. It would be a nice fight.”

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