Roddy: Conor-Cowboy Is Likely
With Conor McGregor’s troubles with the Nevada Athletic Commission over, McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy would love to see the “Champ-Champ” square off with Donald Cerrone.
The Cerrone one, it looks good,” Roddy told Eurobash of what could be next for the Irish superstar.
“It’s a fan favorite fight. Cerrone comes out and he looks to swing and Conor’s going to be looking to knock him out. The banter beforehand, I don’t see it being as [turbulent], I think it will be funny. Both guys will go back and forth and that will be exciting for fans. I think it would be a very exciting fight.”
Although many fans got behind the idea of a rematch between McGregor and Holloway following the Hawaiian’s well publicized trip to the Irish capital, Roddy feels as though McGregor acknowledging Cerrone’s call for a showdown will more likely result in them meeting.
While Cerrone seems to be the next fight for McGregor, former opponent and current featherweight champion Max Holloway has been lobbing shots at the “Notorious” fighter, but that may wait a while.
“[Holloway is] putting the digs in. I saw the post of him the other day in the Jameson [Distillery]…but I don’t know. I think the Cerrone one…because [McGregor and Cerrone] both engaged directly…Conor said he’d do it and then Cerrone said he’d do it…I think that might be in the pipeline,” he said.
“I can’t confirm that 100 percent obviously, but I think the fans would love it. It’s a great fight that people want to see. They can see the two of them in there, standing up and having a bang.”
“Conor is a superstar. He could turn around and say, ‘No, I want to fight Khabib’, and he could probably swing it, just because he can,” Roddy said of Conor’s next steps. “But when you lose a fight you sometimes have to fight someone else. Again, I don’t know, anything could happen with Conor, but I think [Cerrone] is a good fight. I would enjoy that and I think everyone would enjoy that.
“We’d enjoy the camp, we’d enjoy the build up…everyone would enjoy the buildup. It would be a nice fight.”
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