UFC lightweight Kevin Lee will now be helping emulate Conor McGregor in sparring sessions with Mayweather.
While a contract has yet to be signed between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for a much anticipated boxing showdown, both fighters have begun making preparations for the now seemingly inevitable superfight. One of the wildcard questions surrounding the fight is what exactly Conor McGregor will bring with him to the ring, which makes him somewhat difficult to prepare for. But Floyd is still doing what he can to find bodies to spar against that may be similar to the Irish UFC star.
To help him with that, he’s recruited current UFC lightweight Kevin Lee, who is 15-2 with a 8-2 record in the UFC. Lee relayed how he ended up being hired by the pound for pound best boxer in the world with The UK Mirror.
“Floyd’s management reached out to me a little while ago and asked me to be a part of the camp,” he said. “I’m excited to do that, I could use a couple bucks in my pocket, that’s for sure. Training camp is starting soon, I assume they’ll want him to get in shape first before we start sparring. Right now I think they’re dealing with the logistics of the fight before starting training camp.”
Lee also shared some of his thoughts on Mayweather’s training strategy and goals for the fight.
“Floyd isn’t going to knock out Conor,” he said. “Conor’s a much bigger man. I expect Conor to come out and try to sling Floyd around a little bit in the clinch, try to wear him down. If things get too hectic about that seventh, eighth round, he might start, I don’t know, he might start to rough him up with some elbows. I’m pretty sure Floyd’s going to have us prepare him for that — being able to throw him around, and maybe even kick him a little bit. You never know.”
Sounds like Lee’s main job is to get a little dirty in the ring to prepare Mayweather for whatever McGregor throws at him on fight night. The more he gets elbowed and kneed in training, the less it will bother him on fight night with Conor sh*t talking him as well.
Source:: mma mania