UFC 246: Conor McGregor Makes His “Mystic Mac” Prediction For Donald Cerrone Fight
Conor McGregor has made some pretty spot on predictions during his UFC run, and recently "Mystic Mac" made his call for how his fight with Donald Cerrone will end.
Conor McGregor hasn’t been firing too many verbal jabs at Donald Cerrone as they get set to fight at UFC 246, Saturday. But, recently McGregor outlined why he’s predicting he’ll KO “Cowboy” in their highly anticipated fight.
McGregor makes his “Mystic Mac” prediction
McGregor hasn’t always been right when he’s made predictions for his UFC bouts. After all, he’s been defeated by Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov during his UFC run, and obviously he wasn’t predicting he’d lose those fights before they went down. But, the former lightweight and featherweight champ has made several, spot-on predictions during his time with the UFC, and thus, he carries the “Mystic Mac” nickname.
Well, the UFC held a press conference on Wednesday to promote this Saturday’s bout. McGregor was asked to comment on how he sees the fight playing out against Cerrone, and yes, he was also asked to make his “Mystic Mac” prediction.
Here’s some of what the controversial star had to say (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I can read Donald,” McGregor said. “I like him and all, he’s a good guy, but I can read Donald like a children’s book if we’re being honest. He’s a good fighter, he’s got some good tricks up his sleeve. I know the tricks he has, I know what he’s planning and what he hopes to achieve, but we’re well prepared, and we’ll see on the night. It’s going to be a good night.”
“I certainly feel like I have the speed advantage,” McGregor said. “I’m feeling confident going in there. I’m feeling confident against anyone. A full prepared, fully committed Conor McGregor – there’s no one that can touch me. I’m great at this game. I made this game what it is. I’ll remind the world Jan. 18.”
“He has my respect,” McGregor said. “Although there will be blood spilled on Jan. 18, it will not be bad blood. The ‘Mystic Mac’ prediction will be a KO.”
The folks that are predicting McGregor to win, and they seem to be the majority, are likely thinking he’ll do so via KO or TKO. The reason being that Cerrone has been a slow starter in many of his fights, McGregor hits very hard, and Cerrone has been tagged in many of his recent bouts.
But, if Cerrone can weather the storm early on, put together his combinations and take McGregor into the later rounds, “Cowboy” might just spoil another of “Mystic Mac’s” pics.
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UFC 246 line-up
Here is the complete line-up for UFC 246, which will be hosted by T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on January 18th.
UFC 246 Main Card 0n ESPN+ PPV (10 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone
135 lbs.: Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
265 lbs.: Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
115 lbs.: Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Anthony Pettis
UFC 246 Prelims Card 0n ESPN (8 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff
155 lbs.: Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
145 lbs.: Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
UFC 246 Early Prelims Card 0n ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET):
205 lbs.: Aleksa Camur vs. Justin Ledet
125 lbs.: Askar Askarov vs. Tim Elliott
135 lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs. Ode Osbourne
125 lbs.: J.J. Aldrich vs. Sabina Mazo
*Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to change.