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Stephen Anthony Smith Says “Conor McGregor Has No Business Against A Grappler”

Stephen Anthony Smith Says “Conor McGregor Has No Business Against A Grappler”

What do you think of a possible fight between Conor McGregor and Islam Makhachev?
Well, it appears that Stephen Anthony Smith has something against it.

During a recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take with host Molly Qerim, he opposed the idea of McGregor competing with Makhachev.
Why? Because of grappling:

Conor McGregor has no business being in the octagon against a grappler, which is Makhachev.

This brother right here is something special and he’s not going to try and strike against McGregor.

Just like he tried on numerous occasions to get [Dustin] Poirier to the ground [at UFC 302] before successfully doing so with that ankle wrap and ultimately getting him.

Smith continues to explain:

That’s exactly what he’s going to do with McGregor.
His whole objective is going to be about getting him to the ground.

I think it’s the worst possible fight we could possibly want to see in the UFC.
There’s no purpose whatsoever.

He even said:

We should literally protest if they try to put Makhachev in the octagon against Conor McGregor because I believe that fight would be over inside of two rounds.

He’ll get Conor to submit, it’s that simple. That’s not the fight we want to see.

We want to see someone that’s going to try and knock Conor out and Conor try to knock them out.
We don’t want to see a grappler inside the octagon against Conor McGregor because chances are, it’s going to end soon.