The 2015 World MMA Awards Coach of The Year nominee and the head coach of Serra-Longo fight team Ray Longo is picking Donald Cerrone to beat Conor McGregor
Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is all set to return to the Octagon against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC246, which is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena on January 18.
Speaking on the Anik & Florian podcast, Longo said that the Cerrone has more techniques up his sleeves to beat the Irishmen.
“I really like Cerrone’s chances in this fight,” Longo said. “And like again, the only thing that could beat Donald Cerrone is just father time. He’s getting up there a little bit, but I’m saying the Donald Cerrone of a couple of years ago is winning that fight and I really believe he’s winning this fight. I think he’s got more ways to win and he’s definitely competitive. He’s been active. I think he’s taken enough of a break where he should come in fresh and we’ll see what happens.”
“You know McGregor’s had a long layoff,” Longo continued. “He hasn’t had a win in a couple of years. I think the pressure’s on McGregor more than it’s on Cerrone by all means.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
UFC 246 Fight Card:
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo
Who do you guys think wins this fight?