Kevin Lee Predicts Conor Mcgregor Probably Gonna sleep Khabib Nurmadomedov
We are almost four weeks away from arguably the biggest fight in the history of UFC where a former two-division champion Conor Mcgregor will challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title in the main headliner of UFC 229. The rivalry between Conor and Khabib has been brewing for a very long time and hit a whole new level when Mcgregor caused chaos at UFC 223 this past April.
‘The Eagle’ has already opened as the betting favorite against McGregor. Several MMA’s pros give their prediction, saying stylistic matchup will play a massive role between the two top lightweights.
The division’s another contender Kevin Lee who’s currently looking for a fight also gave his prediction and leaned more toward Conor Mcgregor to win the battle. (via Submission Radio)
“I think Conor probably sleeps him,” Kevin Lee said. “You know, the more I think about it and the more I get closer to it, Conor’s probably gonna sleep him. Khabib uses the same entrances. He’s a monster on top, I’ll give him that. Not much of a finisher up there. He got to a spot like with Michael Johnson where he’s practically begging Mike, ‘just give up’, like, ‘I don’t know how to finish you, just give up for me’.”
“He’s gotta do that round after round, after round, after round. And someone like Conor, you walk onto that left hand like how Khabib like to do, you know that’s a sleeper right there. So, more and more I’m pushing towards Conor, even though I’m not really liking the match-up for him. So, it’s a good fight.”
Kevin Lee is staying sharp in case anyone in the main headliner couldn’t make it for some reason. Also in the co-main event, Tony Ferguson set to face Anthony Pettis, Lee thinks his services can be in use if ‘El Cucuy’ or Pettis falls out at the last minute.
“I’m still gonna be staying ready, because now you’ve got four of the top lightweights, and three of those guys are pretty prone to pulling out. So I’m gonna stay sharp, I’m always gonna be training anyway. I’m just gonna keep my weight low and stay ready for any moment, because this is MMA, you never know what’s gonna happen. I match up really well with all those guys and that’s what I’m looking forward to.”
Khabib is undefeated staying perfect at 26-0 and McGregor is 21-3 overall, with only loss in Octagon came by the hands of Nate Diaz at UFC 196 back in 2016.
Share your thought, do you agree with Lee’s prediction on Mcgregor and Khabib’s showdown?