Kavanagh Talks Khabib Strategy

Conor McGregor’s head coach is confident that the former two division UFC champion could put a crooked number in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s loss column.

The two face-off on October 6th, and John Kavanagh feels that while Khabib has the advantage on paper, he wonders what happens to Khabib if he loses a round early in the fight.

“It is interesting fighting an unbeaten fighter,” Kavanagh said. “I’ve had a lot of my guys that went a long time unbeaten and then they have the loss. It’s always interesting to see, in that fight where they had their first loss, when things start to go wrong. It’s an unusual feeling for them and sometimes they struggle to deal with that.

“I don’t think Khabib has lost a single round in his UFC career. If you do lose a round are you going to be able to come back out with that same level of confidence in the next round? There’s a lot of interesting things to be played out in this fight.”

“He’s generally facing someone that he’s better on the feet and he’s picking them off and they’re trying to take him down,” Kavanagh concluded. “That’s been the standard fight that he’s had. Whether it’s Mendes or even the Eddie fight, a few times Eddie got him on the fence and was trying to take him down, but this is against somebody that does that better than anybody that he’s face before. We have to be straight about that.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of the positions that we’ve seen him in before but it’s against somebody who, like I said, is doing it at a very high level.”

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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