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'He's PHENOMENAL': Conor McGregor's boxing coach shows admiration for UFC champion Petr Yan, but says he could have won QUICKER

Posted On: Jul 15, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

'He's PHENOMENAL': Conor McGregor's boxing coach shows admiration for UFC champion Petr Yan, but says he could have won QUICKER

New bantamweight champion Petr Yan's win over UFC toughman Jose Aldo was a test of the Russian's patience and precision, according to Owen Roddy - but Conor McGregor's boxing coach has hailed Brazilian Aldo's survival abilities.
Roddy was an enthralled observer as Yan secured a brutal fifth-round win after biding his time in the early stages against his more experienced opponent.
Roddy watched on as the new champion rained in punches that could have caused an earlier finish for a less durable fighter.
Former Cage Warriors bantamweight Roddy admitted he was "very excited to see Yan again" in the aftermath of a late stoppage that the vast majority of viewers felt came too late against the man who was stopped by McGregor in 13 seconds in 2015.
"Yan's phenomenal when it comes to being patient and not wasting shots," Roddy said in his analysis of UFC 251 on Fight Island. " He took his time.
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