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McGregor Striking Coach Owen Roddy Claims Conor Would Beat Any Version of Floyd Mayweather

August 12, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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MMAjunkie recently spoke to Conor McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, who discussed Conor McGregor’s training for the Floyd Mayweather fight. McGregor will face Mayweather in a boxing match in Las Vegas later this month. Below are some highlights.

Roddy on Mayweather being one of the best: “He’s one of the best to ever do it, but it doesn’t matter what Floyd comes. The Floyd from 10 years ago or the Floyd today, it doesn’t matter. Conor will still do the same thing to either one of them. Conor just brings too much to the table. Every fight camp Conor improves so much. We’re in a boxing camp now, but it’s the same old story. Day by day he improves so much, he becomes twice the competitor he was the day before. It’s always an enjoyable process to watch him and watch him develop.”

Roddy on Mayweather’s open workout: “For me, honestly, I thought it was a little bit messy. He didn’t do much. He hit a bag a couple times and talked. He did a couple of pushups and talked. It wasn’t very structured or anything like that. It’s similar to what he’s done every other time. At the end of the day, we’ve already watched everything we need to watch on Floyd. We watched hundreds of hours of tape, and we’ve got what we needed.”

Roddy on what’s next for McGregor: “The exciting thing is after Conor does what he does: What is the next adventure? I don’t know, is the answer. I don’t know what he’s going to do next. It could be mixed martial arts. It could be boxing. It could be anything. But it’ll be exciting and it’ll be more exciting than the last thing, most definitely.