Georges St-Pierre may currently be retired, but he appears to still be taking a keen interest in the upcoming Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone fight and has given his prediction on how the fight may play out.
“If it’s a quick fight, it’s going to be McGregor,” St-Pierre told Firas Zahabi on the TriStar YouTube channel. “If it’s a long fight, it’s going to be Cerrone.
“If Cerrone comes and tries to grapple, because he’s got very, very good ground game; his ground game is very underrated. I’ve trained with him before and he’s got good takedowns. He’s very explosive to shoot the takedown. People don’t know that because he doesn’t use it much. He used it against Patrick Cote, but if he does that to weather the first couple of minutes of the storm and McGregor’s powerful left hand, I think he can get it.
“I think if he wrestles in round one, I think he has a good chance to win. But if he tries to play a boxing game, a karate game with McGregor, McGregor will tag him and knock him out.”
GSP then went into more detail about how Cowboy needs to approach the fight.
“McGregor, from what I’ve seen, he’s like a sniper. When you fight a sniper, you need to move. You need to change levels, you need to change angles, you need to change distance and I don’t know if Cerrone will do that or if… because he’s known to be a very slow starter. So if he does that, if he doesn’t start right away, hard with the speed, he’s going to get caught.”