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Assistant Trainer Says Floyd Mayweather’s “Going to Turn the Gas on Early” Against Conor McGregor

Kelsey Mowatt

UFC

A lot of observers have predicted that Floyd Mayweather will look to be defensive, and avoid Conor McGregor’s attacks in the early going of their August 26th bout. But, one of the decorated boxer’s trainers, is reporting something different…

Due to McGregor’s size and power, and because of Mayweather’s remarkable defense, many have speculated the latter won’t come out firing on all cylinders. The idea being that Mayweather needs to very cautious during the fight’s opening rounds, and that the longer the scrap goes, the more it favors him.

Well, recently Mayweather’s assistant trainer, Nate Jones, spoke with the L.A. Times. While doing so, Jones had this to say about Mayweather’s plan of attack (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“We’re going to fight him,” Jones said. “… We know this is something new for him. So, Floyd’s going to turn the gas on early. We’re going to fight him. We don’t think he can go past four rounds. So we’ll burn the gas out of him (early), make it a tough fight for him, let him see some things he’s never … hit him with some good body shots.

“I don’t want to give the whole game plan, but we got some things different.”

“…“We know we’re going to get his tank blown early. We’re going to let him see things, show him all that stuff early. Let him see what he’s been dealing with, make him more confused. Because he’s new to this, and he ain’t ready for this.”

Now, if this indeed the case, it will certainly surprise more than a few folks. But, it could also be the case that Mayweather and his camp are extremely confident he’ll be able to easily outgun McGregor, even in the early exchanges. It could also be the case that Jones is just saying this too.

There’s no doubt that if Mayweather is unable to stop McGregor, however, he’s going to take a lot of heat from people in the boxing world. McGregor is one of the best fighters on the planet, but he’s never fought in a pro-boxing bout to date.

The upcoming bout will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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