Georges St-Pierre Gives His Prediction For Conor McGregor Vs Donald Cerrone
Georges St-Pierre has broken down the upcoming Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone bout and thinks deciding a winner is 'hard'.
The UFC legend gave his verdict on McGregor's return in 10 days time on TriStar Gym's YouTube channel.
And 'GSP' thinks the UFC 246 main event could go either man's way.
"If it's a quick fight it's going to be McGregor," the 38-year-old explained.
"If it's a long fight it's going to be Cerrone."
St-Pierre goes on to explain his judging of 'Cowboy' is after the duo trained together at Jackson-Wink MMA a number of years ago.
"[It] depends if Cerrone comes and tries to grapple because he has a very good ground game, his ground game is very underrated. I've trained with him before, he has good takedown. He is very explosive to shoot the takedown," he explained.
"People don't know that because he doesn't use it much. He used it against Patrick Cote. If he does that, to weather the first couple minutes of the storm and McGregor's powerful left hand, I think he can get it.
However, the former welterweight champ warned that Cerrone could get knocked out if he attempts to out-strike McGregor.
"I think if he wrestles in round one he has a good chance to win. But, if he tries to play a boxing and karate game with McGregor, McGregor will knock him out... It's hard. The odds are more towards McGregor. Cerrone can pull this off too," he added.
'GSP' believes the fight being fought at welterweight will also favour Cerrone.
"It's at 170, [it's] Cerrone [advantage] I think. McGregor looks big. I don't know enough about McGregor. But, from what I've seen is he is like a sniper.
"When you fight a sniper, you need to move, you need change levels, you need change angles, change [the] distance and I don't know if Cerrone will do that. He is known to be a slow starter as usual, so if he doesn't start right away hard with the speed he is going to get caught."
McGregor's physique has been a hot topic in recent weeks and it remains to be seen if he's slowed by the extra muscle.
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