Javier Mendes, head coach of the American Kickboxing Academy, believes Conor McGregor has retreated after seeing the Irish lose. To Dustin Poirier on UFC 257.. As a result, Mendes says McGregor will never have a chance to rematch with star student and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The “notorious” looked flat as it was easily taken to Poirier in the long-awaited rematch last weekend. McGregor previously knocked out “Diamonds” in 2014. However, for six years at the table, he turned around with Poirier using wrestling, calf kicks, and fast hands, stopping McGregor in two rounds.
In an interview with Submit radio, Mendes gave his thoughts on the fight, McGregor’s performance, and exactly what went wrong.
“When I see Dustin start a leg kick, I go, huh, Connor’s stance isn’t made to check properly, such a leg kick, especially a calf kick.” Mendes said. So I thought it would be a big problem. And when he hit Dustin with a good shot and Dustin took it, that’s when I knew a bit, 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. “
“”[Inactivity] Affects things, and that’s what he says, but do I also know why you change them when you make changes in the camp, when things weren’t broken? I heard he went to Portugal and elsewhere to train, “Mendez added. “But what’s wrong with where he’s always training? I don’t know. He seems to have made a lot of changes, but why do they change when things aren’t broken? I always told Habib and all of them why you change it when you’re doing something good and you’re winning. Why are you trying to change things? If it’s working, you don’t have to change things. That’s what I’m thinking. I’m not saying I’m right. I’m just saying that’s what I’m thinking. is.”
Mendes went on to insist that McGregor was “crushed” in the rematch with Nurmagomedov, saying he was no longer at the table.
“He would have been destroyed. Habib has improved,” Mendes insisted. “He would have been destroyed. He would have been destroyed. Straight. Better Habib. He is better than when they fought two years ago. Connor didn’t look good. He Retreated a little. Habib was much better. He would have been destroyed. “
“You never get that rematch,” Mendes concludes. “Just as Tony never causes a battle between Habib. It never happens. It won’t happen. That is, Habib doesn’t need it. He seems to be fulfilling. And As I said, 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 doesn’t want it, maybe Habib doesn’t want it now. I don’t know, I’ve never talked about what Habib wants, so I always listen to him Was. “
Do you agree with Javier Mendes? Has Conor McGregor retreated?
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