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Donald Cerrone's coach Jafari Vanier has claimed Conor McGregor has just "got a left hand" and believes the Irishman has a lot more to worry about than Cerrone ahead of their UFC 246 clash.
Cerrone welcomes McGregor back to the UFC on January 18 at UFC 246 and his coach has aimed a dig at the former double champion.
Vanier recognised Cerrone's submission and head kick knockout victories as well as his ability to grind out decision wins in comparison to McGregor.
"If I were to look at the two, he's got a lot more to worry about than we do," he explained.
"We've got multiple submission victories, head kick knockout victories, we've got decisions. He's just got a left hand. You don't see Conor submitting anybody. You don't see the guy going on the ground, very rare. Not saying we're going to force the fight to the ground but what I'm saying is he's got a lot more to worry about than we do.
"We just have to worry about a left hand and that first round, him coming out on fire. You've never really seen 'Cowboy' ever gas. After the first round, round and a half, Conor fades.
"There's not a lot of pop on that left hand anymore. Footwork goes down, his hands are heavy. These are things that you can watch and see so these are no secret to what's going on."
The welterweight bout between McGregor and Cerrone will headline UFC 246 and it'll be The Notorious' first fight since October 2018.
What a way to start the year! :raised_hands:@TheNotoriousMMA vs @CowboyCerrone at #UFC246! pic.twitter.com/QB4C1EHE89
- UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 2, 2020
Cerrone, on the other hand, has competed five times since his opponent's last Octagon showing.
But 'Cowboy' is on a two-fight skid following defeats to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.
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