A rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov is something that many fans are looking forward to. Considering how the first fight between these two ended, it makes sense as well.
While nothing has been confirmed as of now, Nurmagomedov’s teammate and double UFC champion Daniel Cormier thinks that McGregor cannot win against Nurmagomedov in the rematch.
Cormier revealed the same during his appearance on the MMA Hour last day.
“[McGregor] didn’t get lost in it. Like, Khabib had to go to level four to get that first takedown. He went high crotch, he went crackdown, he went ‘try to get the angle,’ he tried to run the pipe, then he actually had to go to his knees, look across the back to get to a double just to get Conor down the first time. Conor didn’t get lost. He really did a good job, and that’s why if you’re Team McGregor, there’s cause for concern, because I don’t know if he could do that any better and he still got beat in the way that he got beat,” Cormier explained.
He also went on to speak about why McGregor’s team should be concerned about the rematch.
“That’s why, I think if you’re Team McGregor, you’d be concerned about a fight with Nurmagomedov, because I don’t think he could defend any better. I thought was as good as [he could do], because he did a good job and I don’t know if he could do it any better … because then [Nurmagomedov] is going to go to level five, and he going to go to level six, and he’s going to just keep putting different things behind each other until eventually you kinda can’t keep up. That’s what Henry Cejudo does. That’s what he did to DJ a couple times to get those takedowns,” he added.
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