UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and his team have become even more confident when it comes to fighting Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
On Thursday, Mayweather hosted an open workout and spent hours training in front of the media. After seeing Mayweather train, McGregor’s team became more confident in their chances of pulling off an upset in their upcoming fight.
“For me, honestly, I thought it was a little bit messy,” McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, told MMAjunkie.
“He didn’t do much. He hit a bag a couple times and talked. He did a couple of pushups and talked. It wasn’t very structured or anything like that. It’s similar to what he’s done every other time. At the end of the day, we’ve already watched everything we need to watch on Floyd. We watched hundreds of hours of tape, and we’ve got what we needed.”
Roddy went on to say that McGregor can defeat any version of Mayweather throughout his legendary boxing career.
“He’s one of the best to ever do it, but it doesn’t matter what Floyd comes,” Roddy said. “The Floyd from 10 years ago or the Floyd today, it doesn’t matter. Conor will still do the same thing to either one of them. Conor just brings too much to the table.
“Every fight camp Conor improves so much. We’re in a boxing camp now, but it’s the same old story. Day by day he improves so much, he becomes twice the competitor he was the day before. It’s always an enjoyable process to watch him and watch him develop.”
Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.