UFC superstar Conor McGregor and reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov are on a collision course for the octagon. Now SBG Ireland striking coach Owen Roddy has come forward with a few words on the matter.
Speaking to MMA Junkie, Roddy revealed the team’s strategy for the hopeful match up.
“We all sit down, and we look at where the holes are and what we can do to exploit the opponent. Khabib brings a lot of problems, as do all fighters. But he’s not bulletproof. It’s not an impossible code to crack.”
“You just have to see where those openings are and put the shots in. So that would be my role. Obviously, we would be bringing in a wrestling coach, and (McGregor head coach) John (Kavanagh) would be working the overall game and jiu-jitsu game.
“It’s another day at the office. It’s great fun fighting these different opponents that bring different threats. It’s always exciting to try to come up with a game plan to beat them, and that’s what we do. We try stuff. If it works, we keep it. If it doesn’t work, we get rid of it.”