Top UFC sports betting sites favor Conor McGregor over Donald Cerrone by -300 in the main event of UFC 246 on January 18, 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States.
UFC 246: Donald Cerrone vs. Conor McGregor Odds
Betting Donald Cerrone
Cowboy has lost two straight fights. To Tony Ferguson by TKO (doctor stoppage) in the second round at UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes. On June 8, 2019 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. And by TKO (punches) to Justin Gaethje in the first round at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Gaethje. On September 14, 2019 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
“I really like Cerrone’s chances in this fight,” MMA coach Ray Longo said when talking about Cowboy’s odds (but not his odds at the best online sportsbooks, mind you). “And like again, the only thing that could beat Donald Cerrone is just father time. He’s getting up there a little bit, but I’m saying the Donald Cerrone of a couple of years ago is winning that fight and I really believe he’s winning this fight. I think he’s got more ways to win and he’s definitely competitive. He’s been active. I think he’s taken enough of a break where he should come in fresh and we’ll see what happens.”
Cerrone is the older and, one would hope, the more mature of the two. However, there is a way he could lose his cool. “You’d really have to go low, talk about my grandma or my kid and then it would put it on another level. You understand what I’m saying? Then I’ll just come fuck you up in the lobby type shit. I don’t think it’s ever going to go that way. He understands that. We’re fighting, he can talk about that all he wants, but don’t low blow,” Cowboy said.
Betting Conor McGregor
Mac cried uncle to a neck crank administered by Khabib Nurmagomedov in the fourth round at UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor. On October 6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. That was Connie’s second loss in his last four bouts, both by submission.
Regarding Cerrone’s quote above, “McGregor has been nothing but cordial towards “Cowboy””. Although, “Maybe that will change once McGregor does an interview or makes an appearance at a press conference”. I’d say the odds of that would be good if the top sports betting sites took bets on it. Then again, maybe Mac has finally gotten it through his thick leprechaun skull that this ain’t wrestling. Head games don’t work when you have received one too many shots to the head.
Con’s most recent thrash talk targets include Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife and the son of “Eagle” manager Ali Abdelaziz. Oh yeah, he really got to Khabib. All Mac accomplished with that was anger his opponent, who promptly took his anger out on Notorius. And made him tap out like a little bitch. Khabib learned him a lesson that hopefully Connie will not soon forget.
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy Pick
I’m going to predict that if McGregor continues to be “cordial” up until the bout, he will win it. In my humble opinion, that would mean he really is taking it seriously. And preparing himself accordingly. I would believe that he truly is the best he’s ever been. I would believe that when “He appears as if the motivation that propelled him to the top of the sports world has returned,” is not just appearances being deceiving. On the other hand, if between now and the match he fell back on old, bad habits, then that’s it. I would easily fade him at the top sports betting sites. Because mind games don’t win fights.