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4 reasons why Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will beat Conor McGregor at UFC 246

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 01:11 IST

Conor McGregor fighting Khabib; Donald Cerrone
Conor McGregor fighting Khabib; Donald Cerrone

The battle of the ages is about to take place at UFC 246 when Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will take on Conor McGregor. 'Cowboy' Cerrone is coming into this fight following two back-to-back losses in his last fights. He is currently not on a good run, and this fight will help both of them if they are able to win it.

A win here will throw them right back into contention for a UFC Lightweight title fight along the line as well.

In his last two fights, 'Cowboy' Donald Cerrone faced Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje. Unfortunately for him, Tony was able to defeat him via TKO when Cerrone was not allowed to continue in the 3rd round. Meanwhile, Gaethje took out Cowboy as well, in the very first round of their fight.

Meanwhile, Conor McGregor has the weight of expectations in the world heading into this fight. He last fought when he took on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. After almost 16 months, he will be entering the Octagon.

In this article, I will list 4 reasons that 'Cowboy' Cerrone will be the person to pick up the win against Conor McGregor.


#4 Octagon rust

UFC 229: Conor vs Khabib
UFC 229: Conor vs Khabib

If there is one thing that Conor McGregor is currently battling, it's the fact that he will not have been in an Octagon for 15 months when he finally faces Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone. He is no longer the swashbuckling young star, and while he will always be a danger to anyone he enters the Octagon with, he is no longer the fighter he once was.

He has been dealing with legal issues for quite some time now, something that is sure to be a distraction to anyone he enters the Octagon.

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone is far from a normal fighter. He fights more often than anyone else in the UFC, and holds records for most wins and most finishes in the UFC.

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He has already fought 4 times in 2019, and while two of them were losses, he is getting enough time to recover and train to prepare for a fight against Conor McGregor. When McGregor steps into the Octagon, he might be overwhelmed by the return after such a long time, while for 'Cowboy' the Octagon is like his home.

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Published 29 Nov 2019, 15:33 IST
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