Eddie Bravo has recently had a good bit more of the spotlight as 10th Plante’s very own Tony El Cucuy Ferguson had won the interim lightweight title in the UFC.
Ferguson hasn’t had the easiest time getting there as the fight was previously scheduled against Khabib Nurmagomedov who then had a weight cut debacle and ended up in the hospital with a big question mark in terms of what comes next. This allowed for an opening where Ferguson would secure the interim title against staph infected Kevin Lee.
Speaking to BJ Penn Radio in a recent interview, Bravo, the founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu, is cautious of McGregor’s striking but believes Ferguson has what it takes to ‘strangle him’:
“If you don’t have respect for Conor and his abilities, then you haven’t been paying attention. In this game, at the top, anything can happen. I never guaranteed a [Tony Ferguson] victory over Kevin Lee – I never guarantee victories. The only time I guarantee a victory is if your opponent is a duck and it’s a mismatch. You just never know. Conor has great power; he has great striking technique. So does Tony. On the feet, man, anything can happen, it’s like Russian Roulette, you never know. You can’t predict that fight.
After all McGregor’s biggest defeat to day came by way of rear naked choke against Nate Diaz.
“Maybe Tony takes him down and strangles him. Hey, maybe Tony can knock McGregor down. He can just stay on the outside, pop him with jabs, wear him down, and do what Nate Diaz did to him. That’s a possibility. Tony’s got a great chin. He’s got great striking. He’s just as unorthodox as Conor McGregor, if not more, so Conor McGregor might get knocked out, you just never know. But I think the best strategy would be to take Conor down and strangle him.”
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 13, 2017
McGregor is expected to make a return to the octagon late in 2017 or perhaps in early 2018. Thus far all options are open and he doesn’t appear to be in a rush.