‘I really feel like in a approach he really cared’


Claressa Shields thanked Conor McGregor for extending his help forward of her enterprise on this planet of combined martial arts. The Boxing champion stated that she’s going to use the Infamous One’s recommendation and hopes to have a profitable profession in MMA.

In a current interview with Betway Insider, the P4P No.1 feminine Boxer mirrored upon the phrases of knowledge supplied by the previous UFC double champion Conor McGregor after she introduced her transition into MMA through a social media put up.

T-Rex additionally acknowledged Conor McGregor as one of many greats within the sport. Nonetheless, she attributed the MMA GOAT standing to former Mild Heavyweight Champion and teammate, Jon Jones.

“To me, Jon Jones is the GOAT in MMA, however Conor McGregor was thought of the GOAT as soon as upon a time too and so they’re each nice in their very own proper. I simply really feel when Conor reached out, I really feel like in a approach he really cared and he was wishing me good luck and that’s what I appreciated most. He didn’t have to offer me any recommendation, he may have simply seen it and stored on however as an alternative he was like, ‘I’m going to offer out this recommendation’, and it was nice. I took it, I take advantage of it and hopefully the whole lot goes because it’s imagined to go,” stated Shields.

Claressa Shields fought Evana Habazin for the vacant WBC and WBO Mild Middleweight title in January 2020 and received the combat through unanimous determination. Shields signed a multi-fight cope with Skilled Fighters League in December final yr and began coaching on the famed Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Claressa Shields is anticipated to make her MMA debut in June 2021. Her contract with PFL permits T-Rex to compete inside each the octagon and the boxing ring. Shields will combat Canadian Boxer Marie-Eve Dicaire on March 5, 2021.

Claressa Shields has a chunk of recommendation for Conor McGregor

When requested if Conor McGregor can avenge his UFC 257 loss in opposition to Dustin Poirier, Claressa Shields shared her ideas on how The Infamous One can keep away from the kicks to his leg within the rematch.

T-Rex believes that McGregor must get out of the boxing thoughts body and make full use of his hanging arsenal to be the inventive fighter that he was once.

“I might say he must get out of the boxing mindframe to win that combat. He had his entrance foot too ahead, an excessive amount of weight on his leg, extra like a boxer’s stance. It’s like he must get again to having mild ft and (being) fast and explosive, utilizing all his attributes, not simply his punches; punches, kicks, knees, he must get again being inventive,” stated Shields.

Printed 26 Feb 2021, 06:33 IST



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