Conor McGregor is “retreated” and “destroyed” by Habib in a rematch – MMA Sports

Javier Mendes helping the coach Habib Nurmagomedov At the American Kickboxing Academy, we believe it will be an ugly night Conor McGregor If he is allowed to rematch with the Dagestan champion.

Given how McGregor played in UFC 257, which lost to KO in the second round, Dustin Poirier At the main event in the evening, it’s not exactly the hottest take.But Mendes is McGregor
.. Now he believes the Irish star has retreated considerably and the second match against “Eagle” is uncompetitive. Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor at his first meeting at UFC 229 in October 2018 with a fourth round submission.

“”[McGregor] It would have been destroyed, “Mendez said in an interview.
Submit radio.. “Habib is better. He will be destroyed. He will be destroyed straight. Habib is better. He is better than they were when they fought two years ago. Connor It didn’t look good. He retreated a little. Habib was much better. He would have been destroyed. “

Poirier’s calf kick greatly hindered McGregor. This is what the SBG Ireland representative acknowledged at a post-match press conference on UFC 257. This allowed Poirier to track his opponent and eventually land a decisive punch near the fence in Round 2. McGregor couldn’t adjust to effectively check the kick.

“When I see Dustin start a leg kick, I go.’Well, Connor’s stance isn’t meant to properly check for such a leg kick,'” Mendes said. “Especially the calf kick. So I thought it would be a big problem. And when he hit Dustin with a good shot and Dustin took it, that was when I knew a kind of thing. , “Oh, things will change.” And surely they did. And doing leg kicks and calf kicks was a great game plan from Dustin. And it was a bad decision on the part of Connor not to prepare for it.

“I don’t understand how you can’t prepare for something like that, when that’s what everyone will do. Habib, I told him, I’m Justin every day you Coming after your feet, reminding him that Justin is coming after your feet. Every day I told him that, and because it’s a great weapon, you will also remember you. You’ll think it will be a great weapon until the fighter learns how to deal with it, everyone. “

The first meeting between Nurmagomedov and McGregor was the best-selling pay-per-view in UFC history. It’s no secret that the promotion was planning to book a rematch if McGregor won last Saturday. Nurmagomedov looked comfortable to retire and the ship seemed to sail forever.

“You never get that rematch,” Mendes said. “Never cause a battle between Tony and Habib. It will never happen. It will never happen. That is, Habib does not need it. He seems to be fulfilling. And I say I think the only juicy part for him is what his dad wanted, the GSP. I said many times, and who knows, maybe it’s out of the question now. Maybe GSP wouldn’t want it, maybe Habib wouldn’t want it now. I’ve never told Habib what he wants, so I’m always listening to him I did. “

– MMA Sports

Conor McGregor is “retreated” and “destroyed” by Habib in a rematch Conor McGregor is “retreated” and “destroyed” by Habib in a rematch

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