Video: Van Heerden: It doesn’t take most for MMA fighters to go down once tagged on a jaw

Many theories have been formulated on because Conor McGregor will really remove and “be schooled” by Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug 26th. Another one has been recently been thrown out, this time by McGregor’s former ring partner, Chris Van Heerden.


In a new talk with Fight Hub TV, a former IBO welterweight champion did give props to McGregor’s opposite left hand, though believes all MMA fighters in ubiquitous are receptive to shots to a jaw.

“His best punch is that opposite left hand, he’s really good during it,” Van Heerden pronounced of McGregor (transcript around Bad Left Hook). “I’m gonna give that to him, we know. Take zero divided from him, his opposite left palm is flattering good and we can see because with [4oz gloves] he’s dropping these guys in MMA though afterwards again, we’ve seen over and over and over it doesn’t take most for these MMA fighters, once they get tagged on a jaw, to go down.”

“In a boxer’s universe we are so lerned everyday, bland when we punch we get tagged on a jaw,” he continued. “So we’re used to that where we feel they are so focused on a belligerent work, on a kicking, on a grappling, on a wrestling, a small bit on a fighting — they don’t ideal one thing. It’s tough to ideal one thing and when they do get strike tough on a jaw it’s like a warn to them, it’s like ‘whoa!’ and they go down so easy. It’s funny.”

Another disproportion that Van Heerden brought adult is a multiple punching between a dual disciplines. In this aspect, he believes McGregor will be totally outclassed.

“I feel a large disproportion between MMA fighters when it comes to boxing, and boxers when it comes to boxing, is that we are lerned to quarrel in combinations,” Van Heerden said. “We are lerned to chuck four, five, six, 7 punches in a multiple where MMA fighters are not lerned to chuck combinations. You go demeanour during their fights they chuck one-twos, they travel down like this, or it’s a one-two, or a one — they don’t quarrel in combinations.

“And that’s what separates them from boxers in a clarity of ability is — let’s contend Conor McGregor vs. Floyd. Floyd knows how to chuck six, seven, 8 punches in a combination, and land them, where Conor maybe knows how to chuck one or two. That’s it.”

Mayweather vs. McGregor happens Saturday, during a T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


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