Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone’s coach Jafari Varnier has confidently stated his belief that Conor McGregor has very few paths to victory against his fighter when they clash at UFC 246 later this month.
“If I were to look at the two, he’s got a lot more to worry about than we do,” Vanier said on Cerrone’s “More Than a Cowboy” documentary series, which is currently available for streaming on Amazon.
“We’ve got multiple submission victories, head kick knockout victories, we’ve got decisions. He’s just got a left hand. You don’t see Conor submitting anybody. You don’t see the guy going on the ground, very rare. 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.
“We just have to worry about a left hand and that first round, him coming out on fire. You’ve never really seen “Cowboy” ever gas. After the first round, round and a half, Conor fades. There’s not a lot of pop on that left hand anymore. Footwork goes down, his hands are heavy. These are things that you can watch and see so these are no secret to what’s going on.”
McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh is just as confident of victory though, stating in recent days that he truthfully believes ‘The Notorious’ looks better than ever as they prepared to shift their camp to Las Vegas for the final few weeks before fight night on January 18th.