Rafael dos Anjos’ coach sees Conor McGregor being finished in a brutal way

The cats out of the bag, UFC 197 will be epic.

In an interview with Sherdog.com, Kings MMA’s Rafael Cordeiro discussed the upcoming lightweight title fight that will see his fighter and champion Rafael dos Anjos fight featherweight king Conor McGregor at UFC 197 in the main event. According to Cordeiro, he has not got confirmation from the UFC about the fight, but it’s being reported that the fight will be taking place at the event. 

With this fight, McGregor will have to move up in weight to fight for his second title. Cordeiro claimed that Anjos is happy about the fight and plans to finish MCGregor in a brutal way.

“We didn’t receive an official 100 percent confirmation from the UFC, but that’s something we’re waiting on,” said Cordeiro. “From our part, it’s already signed. It’s important to make it clear that this was a request from McGregor. Rafael is really happy to ‘welcome’ him in a brutal way to the lightweight division.”

Anjos (25-7) is currently on a five-fight winning streak. McGregor, meanwhile, (19-2) is currently on a 15-fight winning streak.

Cordeiro believes Anjos will beat McGregor because he is coming from a lower weight class and stylistically, McGregor is not on the same level as Anjos.

“It’s a fighter that we truly believe we can beat. He’s coming from a lower division, and he can be sure that he’ll face a strong champion who will not change his style. McGregor has already proven to be a great athlete, but we have five rounds to beat him, and Rafael is coming in hungry to beat him, not only physically but spiritually, and to break his soul inside the Octagon.”

Cordeiro then made a bold statement by predicting that Anjos will finish McGregor.

“I bet Rafael will finish him in a brutal way, the same way he has finished his last fights.”

UFC 197 takes place on March 5 in Las Vegas.

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