With UFC 196 main event on its way, Conor McGregor promises to finish Nate Diaz before the sound of the first round bell.
But before making his bold prediction, the champion is praising Diaz for his fighting style.
“I respect Nate,” McGregor said. “Don’t get me wrong, I do respect Nate. There are a lot of p*ssies in this game and he is not one of them. Don’t get me wrong. There’s a respect there between us, but it’s business in there. And business is business. He will be KO’d inside the first round.”
McGregor, who’s professional MMA record is at 19-2, is one of the most – or the – popular fighters in the history of mixed martial arts. With his fast rise to fame, he is also doing his homework on his opponent for UFC 196.
“I feel his repetitive foot patterns and his poor motions are too readable, too predictable,” McGregor said. “He’ll be too slow in there. His speed will stifle him. His soft body and his lack of preparation, he will not be able to handle the ferocity.”
Going to UFC 196, McGregor promises fireworks once again for all the MMA fans.
“Yeah, I’m just gonna kill or be killed,” he said. “That’s what I’m coming with.”