Artem Lobov discusses Conor McGregor's 'absolutely perfect' training camp for Mayweather

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Artem Lobov struggles to see any flaws in Conor McGregor’s preparation for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather later this month.

Lobov (13-13-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC), who is a close friend and training partner of “The Notorious,” has been by McGregor’s (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) side for the majority of his career. They’ve prepared for big fights together, and in that time, Lobov has seen all the highs and lows. He pegged preparation for Mayweather (49-0 boxing) as the best he’s been involved with.

“Everything is absolutely perfect from his meal plans, diet, his training, his sparring – everything, literally,” Lobov told MMAjunkie. “No stone has been left unturned, and everything has gone very smooth. So, Aug. 26, there’s going to be a very scary animal in that ring with Floyd.”

Lobov said one of the keys to a successful training camp has been confidence in approach. Although McGregor is considered by most to be a massive underdog against Mayweather, the self-belief stemming from McGregor and everyone around him makes the situation particularly interesting.

McGregor has failed to reveal a single instance of doubt about his ability to win, and Lobov said that mindset is one of the Irishman’s most dangerous weapons.

“He always was a confident man, but when you capture two UFC world titles, something that hasn’t been accomplished before, that takes your confidence to the next level,” Lobov said. “Now you have real proof of what you believe in is in fact the truth. So of course his confidence is at an all-time high. His preparation, as well.”

Whether McGregor’s confidence will carry him to a victory over a more experienced, accomplished foe in Mayweather will only be determined on fight night. However, the official prediction coming from McGregor is that he will win by knockout in four rounds or less. It’s a bold prediction against Mayweather, who has never been beaten, much less stopped, but given McGregor’s fight outcome history, Lobov doesn’t view the assessment as unrealistic.

“Look at Conor’s fights: There’s not many decisions there,” Lobov said. “He’s been to a decision twice (in the UFC). Once with no leg, no ACL (against Max Holloway), and then another time (in the Nate Diaz rematch). Of course we’re going to knock out, we’re expecting a knockout. In a boxing fight, he’s going to have nowhere to hide, Mayweather. Conor will find him and catch him.”

To hear more from Lobov, check out the video above.

For more on “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,” check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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