Conor “Just Has A Left Hand”
Donald Cerrone walks into what can be considered the biggest fight of his career on January 18th, when he faces Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 246.
While Cerrone is the underdog walking into the Octagon on January 18th, the Colorado native’s coach believes his fighter is the best-prepared fighter
“If I were to look at the two, he’s got a lot more to worry about than we do,” said Jafari Vanier in Cerrone’s documentary-series ‘More than a Cowboy’. “We’ve got multiple submission victories, head-kick knockout victories, we’ve got decisions. He just has a left hand. You don’t see Conor submitting anybody, you don’t even see the guy going on the ground – very rare, right? Not saying we’re going to force the fight to the ground, but what I’m saying is he’s got a lot more to worry about than we do.”
“We just have to worry about a left hand in that first round – him coming out on fire,” Vanier said continued. “You’ve never really seen ‘Cowboy’ ever gas. After the first round and a half for Conor, (he) fades. There’s not a lot of pop in that left hand any more, footwork goes down, his hands are heavy. So I mean these are all things that you watch and see, so these are no secrets to what’s going on.
“So for us, it’s just a matter of capitalizing on those things, making sure we’re very aware, eyes open in that first round, stay away from that left hand. We stay away from that left hand, it’s going to be a short night.”
Report: MMA Junkie