Anthony Pettis: “I Think Conor McGregor Wins Via KO, I Just Don’t Know Which Round”
Many fighters were unsure of the Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Conor McGregor outcome. According to the bookmakers, Khabib Nurmagomedov is a favorite. Yet, Anthony Pettis predicts a KO from Conor McGregor!
“I think Conor’s win over Eddie solidifies him more as champion more than Khabib beating Al,” Pettis said at a media event in Las Vegas on Tuesday promoting his fight with Tony Ferguson. “That’s just facts. The belt is where it is, they had to do it for the business, they had to move it forward, but if it was true to the game, Conor would be the champion.”
Anthony Pettis believes Conor’s punch is the last thing Khabib will see before he is put to sleep.
“I think Conor wins,” Pettis matter-of-factly stated. “Knockout. I don’t know what round.”
Showtime also claims Khabib’s striking might have been enough to defeat Al Iaquinta. Yet, he doesn’t believe this could make damage against The Notorious. Anthony Pettis also thinks Conor McGregor will be highly motivated for the fight.
“We’ve all seen his striking game,” Pettis said. “We saw him in his last fight against Al and how he performed. If he comes like that against Conor? I mean, that’s the wrong guy to do it against I’m sure he’s motivated, I’m sure Conor’s motivated. But I’m picking Conor.”
Anthony Pettis made a joke about Khabib’s UFC score of 10-0. He thinks The Eagle has never fought the real opponent.
“Who’s he fought?” Pettis asked. “Who did Khabib win the belt against? He didn’t win the belt against the champion. We’re in a weird spot. He didn’t win the belt against a real champion. You look at the last 10 fights, there’s some good wins, some great wins. But he hasn’t fought the best in the division.”
Let’s now remember UFC 223. Anthony Pettis was mentioned as the last-minute change for the fight versus Khabib Nurmagomedov. Yet, that didn’t happen! Surprisingly, Anthony Pettis only said he is excited for fighting Tony Ferguson. He promises good performance.
“I think my performance will send a message,” Pettis said. “I think that fight is a great fight. I mean, Khabib is undefeated, I almost had the chance to fight him in Brooklyn, that didn’t happen. I think the media pushed that harder than it was, I didn’t really have a guarantee that I was fighting Khabib. I was almost there, I got excited, now I’m here, I’m fighting Tony, the main event is a great fight, Conor vs. Khabib, they’re both good.”
Do you support Anthony Pettis? Or you think Firas Zahabi has right? Of course, Khabib’s fans will stand by Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov side! Who is your favorite for Khabib Vs Conor showdown?