“Conor McGregor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever!”
Highly touted mixed martial arts coach Mark Henry is very familiar with current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Henry, who is the coach of former UFC lightweight champions Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez, was cage side for McGregor’s historic UFC 205 victory this past November in New York.
Although McGregor defeated one of his star fighters (Alvarez) for the lightweight championship, Henry has nothing but high praise for the Irishman and his respective striking skills.
In fact, Henry believes that “Mystic Mac” should seriously pursue a career in boxing no matter what transpires in his proposed super-fight with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather (49-0).
“Look, if I was Conor, I would definitely pursue the boxing, because he can make more in one fight than in 10 or 11 with the UFC,” Henry told MMAjunkie. “But, while he’s doing it, they should definitely make another 155-pound belt, because it would be ridiculous if they didn’t.”
Henry’s high praise for McGregor should not come as that much of a shock as earlier this year he predicted that “Mystic Mac” could put Mayweather away within the first four rounds.
“Conor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever! From his precision to his power to his speed, and I think he has a shot in the first two rounds,” Henry added. “Because Mayweather, like a lot of boxers do when they’re sparring MMA guys, he may not think he’s that good.”
“He might not realize how fast Conor is, and you’ve got to remember that Conor is going to be taller, longer, 13 years younger, and a southpaw. Early on, I’d give him a chance of doing some damage. But after that, it’s not going to be too good (for McGregor).”
McGregor recently came to terms with the UFC regarding his fight purse for the Floyd Mayweather fight which is being targeted for this fall (September or October).
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