Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is now set to make his big octagon return. The Ireland native will face off against reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229.
Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, SBG Ireland striking coach Owen Roddy has come forward with a few words on how Conor McGregor’s training has been coming along.
“He’s in good shape. He’s always training and always improving. He never stops training. The Conor McGregor you’re going to see on October 6 is definitely going to be twice the fighter he was in previous fights. Most definitly. He’s in good nick, and at the moment now we’re just starting to tailor a game plan and put a game plan specific to Khabib together.
“Now it’s time to really fine tune the game plan, and fine tune what we expect from Khabib and create some solutions.”
“[Khabib]’s definitely never fought a striker like Conor McGregor. And if all those other [opponents] can land shots on him, most definitely Conor can land on him. And 99% of the time, Conor sleeps people when he lands on them.
“I definitely think Conor’s going to land on him. Most definitely. And it’s just whether or not he’s going to be standing after those shots. And I always say, I’ve said it in every single fight, either you’re asleep or it’s only a matter of time before he lands again and then you’re asleep.”