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Sports McGregor: No bad blood with Cerrone ahead of UFC 246

18:01  16 january  2020
18:01  16 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Coach: McGregor 'the best I've seen him' ahead of UFC 246

  Coach: McGregor 'the best I've seen him' ahead of UFC 246 Conor McGregor's head coach has high expectations for his fighter's return at UFC 246 on Jan. 18. John Kavanagh said on social media Wednesday that McGregor is looking better than ever heading into his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone. Jan 1st, last heavy spar today before going to Vegas. Can honestly say this is the best i've seen him and i wasn't sure that was possible to do 6 months ago. You guys are in for a real treat, i'm just gladJohn Kavanagh said on social media Wednesday that McGregor is looking better than ever heading into his welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone.

Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone shook hands at the start of the UFC 246 pre- fight press conference. That was the first hint there's no bitterness between the two ahead of "It's hard not to respect Donald," the former two-division champion added. "There will be no bad blood here.

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Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone shook hands at the start of the UFC 246 pre-fight press conference.

That was the first hint there's no bitterness between the two ahead of Saturday's welterweight bout in Las Vegas.

"I have respect for Donald," McGregor said Wednesday evening. "He has earned my respect through his activity and through just observing him. He steps up. He goes through divisions also - not many a man in the business does that. He's been around so long."

"It's hard not to respect Donald," the former two-division champion added. "There will be no bad blood here. But there will be blood spilled. Make no mistake about that. That's the beautiful business we're in."

A reporter was loudly booed by MMA fans at a UFC event after asking Conor McGregor about the sexual assault allegations made against him

  A reporter was loudly booed by MMA fans at a UFC event after asking Conor McGregor about the sexual assault allegations made against him The Pearl Theater in Las Vegas was open to the public, and many MMA fans raucously booed the reporter. It happened at the 2,500 capacity Pearl Theater inside the Palms Resort Casino near the Las Vegas strip in Paradise, Nevada, three days before the Irishman headlines the UFC 246 show at the T-Mobile Arena in a non-title welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone.

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McGregor says UFC win over Cerrone was 'psychological rollercoaster'. Conor McGregor returned to the octagon in style at UFC 246 as he beat American Two of UFC 's most popular fighters went toe to toe in the main event at the T-Mobile Arena. But referee Herb Dean stepped in and waved off the

Cerrone trusts he's earned McGregor's respect.

"I don't think he's overlooking me at all," Cerrone said. "He knows exactly who he has standing in front of him."

McGregor, who usually engages in trash talk with his opponents, said he's "happy" with the different lead-up to the Cerrone fight.

"I'm in a good spot," the Irishman said. "We're focusing on the skills here. It's going to be an exciting bout for the fans. It's going to be a lot of attacks, a lot of drama in there no doubt, so we're very eager to get going."

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Gaethje thinks McGregor may fight him: 'He has more confidence now' .
Justin Gaethje thinks Conor McGregor may be more willing to fight him after the Irishman got back on track at UFC 246. "Ultimately, that dude makes his own decisions," Gaethje said during an appearance on the "Punchlines Podcast" earlier this week. "I think he has more confidence now. He needed a win. So yeah, I think maybe he'll fight me now." McGregor finished Donald Cerrone 40 seconds into their pay-per-view headliner Saturday night in Las Vegas. It was his first fight since October 2018 and first win since November 2016.

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