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Daniel Cormier And The Wrestling Factor in UFC 189

Daniel Cormier breaks down wrestling in UFC 189's Mendes vs. McGregor
By Elias Cepeda, foxsports.com
Conventional wisdom has it that wrestling is the question of UFC 189's main event. Featherweight contender Conor McGregor suddenly had his opponent switched from the Muay Thai specialist champion Jose Aldo to the power takedown artist Chad Mendes.

Thing is, McGregor has never before fought a wrestler this good. So, we don't yet know if he'll be able to keep Mendes off of him long enough to connect with his hard and long strikes, on the feet.

McGregor has been tested so little in the wrestling department thus far in his UFC career that it takes a truly expert eye to give a useful take on where his wrestling strengths and weaknesses stand. So, we consulted with as good of an expert as there in the world on the subject -- UFC light heavyweight champion, and UFC Tonight co-host Daniel Cormier.

 

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