MMA expert weighs in on Conor McGregor's chance of an upset
It's Mixed Martial Arts Robert Bentley has grown to love years ago in the Military.
"So now I teach taekwondo and jiu-jitsu," Bentley said.
He's the owner of Legacy Mixed Martial Arts in Quincy.
Bentley has a similar MMA fighting style to Conor McGregor's.
He explained McGregor must take a few mixed martial arts techniques from the octagon and into the boxing ring.
The MMA champ already has a few advantages.
"He's younger, he's faster, he's taller, he's stronger," Bentley explained.
Bentley pointed out McGregor has to be explosive in the first few rounds.
Next, the challenger's fighting style comes into play.
"He's going to come from the south paw stance,” Bentley mentioned. “He's going to work on throwing this over hand left".
Bentley said he's watched McGregor fight for years.
He pointed out there could be a secret weapon he uses against Mayweather.
"A really good, it's almost like a downward right hook," Bentley said.
Now it's all about defense.
Bentley explained respect for Mayweather's 49-0 record can't go unnoticed.
"Conor is not only going to figure out where his jab is going to land so that he can set up, that over hand left that we talked about, he's also going to have to figure out what Floyd's range is, too. In boxing we call that the firing line," Bentley said.
There's still a chance McGregor does the impossible and tarnishes a perfect record.
"What I will say is that if Conor wins this fight, he's going to go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time," Bentley mentioned.
McGregor and Mayweather will finally meet in the ring on Aug. 26 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena after years of posturing and two months since the fight was announced.