Conor McGregor believes he can read Donald Cerrone.
McGregor, who makes his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 246 against Cerrone, believes he knows how to beat “Cowboy.” But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t respect his opponent.
“I can read Donald,” McGregor said at the UFC 246 press conference (via MMA Junkie). “I like him and all, he’s a good guy, but I can read Donald like a children’s book if we’re being honest. He’s a good fighter, he’s got some good tricks up his sleeve. I know the tricks he has, I know what he’s planning and what he hopes to achieve, but we’re well prepared, and we’ll see on the night. It’s going to be a good night.”
In the fight, many think should the fight end it early it will be from a Conor McGregor knockout win. But, if it goes late, it favors Donald Cerrone.
Yet, the Irishman believes he has the speed advantage and will remind the world just how good he is on Saturday. And, he is focused and no one will be able to beat a focused Conor McGregor.
“I certainly feel like I have the speed advantage,” McGregor said. “I’m feeling confident going in there. I’m feeling confident against anyone. A fully prepared, fully committed Conor McGregor – there’s no one that can touch me. I’m great at this game. I made this game what it is. I’ll remind the world Jan. 18.”
Should he win the bout he has made it known he wants the Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch. Or, to fight the likes of Jorge Masvidal or fighting for the 170-pound title. But, in order for all that to happen he needs to beat Donald Cerrone which he thinks should be easy as he can read Cowboy like a book and will score a knockout win.