‘The new him? No’ – Conor McGregor’s chances of beating ex-UFC champ Charles Oliveira savaged by Khabib’s coach | The Sun

CONOR McGREGOR has seen his chances of beating Charles Oliveira savaged by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach.

Ex-UFC champion Oliveira – who was stripped of the belt in May for missing weight – has made McGregor his No1 target.


And even without the belt, the Brazilian is still considered the best lightweight in the world.

And coach Javier Mendez, who cornered Khabib to beat McGregor in 2018, claimed the Irishman would have little chance against Oliveira.

Mendez told Submission Radio: “I think the old Conor gives anybody challenges.

“But the new Conor that I’ve seen within the last three fights, no. No, I don’t.

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“I don’t see him doing very much to Charles. The new guy, not the old guy. The old guy, yeah, a hundred percent.”

McGregor, 34, has lost his last two fights, both against Dustin Poirier, who he knocked out in 2014.

But Poirier, 33, won the January 2021 rematch by KO before their trilogy bout ended in disaster.

McGregor snapped his leg before the end of round one and has spent the last year rehabilitating and recovering.

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Meanwhile Oliveira, 32, last fought in May when he submitted Justin Gaethje, 33, in round one.

But just a day beforehand, he saw himself stripped of the UFC title after weighing in 0.5lb over the 155lb limit.

Oliveira still considers himself the champ and wants his return bout back home against McGregor.

He told Combate: “I really want a fight with McGregor in Brazil, in January.

“That would be really nice. Everyone knows I’m interested in that fight because of the money."

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