Conor McGregor had his last fight in early January 2020 almost a year ago, and UFC PPV began this year. And now we are back in place. McGregor is ready to kick off 2021 again in January pay-per-view with Dustin Poirier at UFC257.
There weren’t many interviews with Team McGregor, partly because of COVID and partly because of Connor’s tightly controlled media exposure plans. These days, we have carefully crafted Facebook content, 12 proper promotions, and occasional hingeless Twitter jugs.
But less than 30 days after the UFC 257, the locks were opened. McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh sat down on Connor’s own MacLife website to discuss where the “notorious” has been training wisely since 2020.
“He’s the most neat and sharpest I’ve ever seen,” said Cabana. “He’s been in this training camp for most of the year. 2020 was supposed to be his season, but it looks like it was his training season. Thankfully, he bowed to the area. The term training camp is actually 12 months, so I hesitate to use it because it’s usually 6 or 8 weeks. It has peaked at the right time and has been strong in the last few weeks. I feel that it has risen. ”
As for his opponent Dustin Poirier, Cabana clearly believes McGregor has a big advantage in the fight, based on the kick that was delivered when Connor TKOed Poirier within two minutes in 2014. I will.
“”[Dustin’s] Fight animals different from any of [his previous opponents]”Kavana said. “Someone with the real one-punch knockout power he already feels. I think he can go to a sports psychologist and spend his life talking to this person and that person. It will be erased from his heart. You won’t. He knows he’s facing someone who can turn off his lights very quickly, and now he’s much more powerful and experienced than he was then. “
“So it’s a tough and difficult battle for Dustin, but Dustin is an amazing fighter, a great fighter, and I know him and Connor. They have some agreement on external philanthropy. It’s great. I think professional sports should be that way anyway. But yeah, I’m really looking forward to this. “
Poirier’s potential for COVID infection is not well considered, and perhaps Michael Chandler or Dan Hooker should intervene, but Kavanagh clearly thinks about it.
“I think Dustin will be at the top of the group when it comes to opponent difficulty,” he said. “That is, there’s no good way to say that if it replaces Dustin, but it’s a little easier fight. Dustin is the best of them.”
Now that Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired, why this fight at UFC 257 isn’t for the lightweight belt: Another thing in Kabana’s mind.
“If I’m 100% honest, I’m not sure why this isn’t suitable for the title,” Cabana said. “Maybe this is Dana, a little carrot heading to Habib …” Do you really want him ….’I don’t know. I know these types of games are in progress, I don’t involve myself in it. But this feels like a belt to me. At least I think the winner of this will be offered a title battle. ”
“But who do you disagree with? It’s funny in a strange scene in front of you.”
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McGregor’s Kabana asks why the UFC257 fight isn’t for the belt
https://www.mmamania.com/2020/12/27/22201890/conor-mcgregors-coach-john-kavanagh-questions-why-poirier-fight-at-ufc-257-isnt-for-the-belt McGregor’s Kabana asks why the UFC257 fight isn’t for the belt