Well, in a more recent interview featuring “The Bully”, Lamas has outlined why he believes he could cruise through McGregor. While appearing on “The Roman Show“, here is some of what Lamas had to say about “Notorious” (quotes via MMA Fighting.com):
“I do think the UFC is matching him up with people that play well into his style,” Lamas said. “They match him up with strikers. They don’t match him up with anybody who’s really going to pressure him and take him down. I don’t think he has any wrestling. I think that’s the one hole in his game that everybody needs to see. As soon as he fights a good wrestler everybody’s going to see that. I want it to be me.”
“I feel like I’d be able to finish him, easily,” said Lamas. “But he is a dangerous fighter. He throws a lot of flashy moves. A lot of stuff that you don’t really see coming.”
Up next, McGregor is not scheduled to face a noted wrestler, as the Irish star will battle Germany’s Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59 on January 18th. If McGregor wins, it’s expected the UFC will book him to fight featherweight champ, Jose Aldo.
Lamas, meanwhile, is coming off a quick, submission win over Dennis Bermudez and has won two straight since he was decisioned by Aldo in February, 2014.