Since joining UFC, Conor Mcgregor hasn’t had the chance to show off his jiu-jitsu skills.
And he hasn’t had to since he’s been too busy knocking people out on the feet. So if there’s no need to use it, why bother?
But according to Conor’s longtime jiu-jitsu coach, Dillon Danis, “Notorious’s” submission game is severely underrated and vastly improved.
And if he happens to take Donald Cerrone down at UFC 246, people could be in for a surprise.
“Conor’s been one of the best jiu-jitsu guys that I’ve ever rolled with, like MMA-wise since I started training with him,” Danis told The Schmo.
“His jiu-jitsu is on another level, and it always has been. I think people just underestimate him for some reason, but if it does go to the ground, they’ll see. They’ll see how good he is.”
McGregor’s lone two losses inside the octagon have via rear-naked choke to Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov, so Danis likely sharpened those skills up.
Cerrone, meanwhile, has shown he can submit people, as he has often used his jiu-jitsu game to obtain wins. Take his win over Mike Perry for example:
What are the chances the fight between Conor and “Cowboy” actually hits the ground?
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