It was 9.00am in Las Vegas when Severe MMA's Andrew McGahon spoke to the Racket via Skype link from his charmingly ramshackle apartment - a television from the 1990s and a dodgy looking carpet, but he does have a balcony - to discuss tomorrow's fight and the atmosphere in the city. He did sound rather too delighted to hear that it was snowing in Ireland this morning, while he soaked in the rays of the Las Vegas sunshine.
McGregor is heavy favourite for tomorrow's fight (though Coral have made him available at 10/1 for those who don't want to bet more than a fiver, you may have seen on our site) but we asked Andrew could he construct a scenario in which McGregor might be vulnerable.
I do think one area people may overlook, because they're excited for a scrap, is the jujistsu element. Nate Diaz's jujistsu is unbelievable... Nate loves double overhooks. He's going to try and get Conor up against the cage. He's going to try and trip him and get him down. And that's maybe where we could see Conor tested for the first time.
In my head, that's the only way Nate Diaz can win this fight, is by tapping Conor McGregor. I think it's unlikely. I don't think he'll be able to get him down to the ground.#
If I'm Nate Diaz, you have to be ignoring every fibre of your being that wants to stand and slap Conor McGregor in the mouth.
Listen to the show below:
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