Former UFC champion and legend of the Octagon Sean Sherk has offered his support to Conor McGregor and offered to train the Irishman should any potential rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov ever go ahead.
Sean Sherk was one of the greatest lightweights to ever grace the Octagon, and was famous for his wrestling skills inside the ring, and has offered his help to train the Irishman to improve his wrestling skills.
Sherk can boast wins over such UFC greats as Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz and Karl Parisyan, and cemented himself as one of the best wrestlers in the lightweight division before retiring from the sport in 2010.
It remains to be seen whether a rematch between McGregor and Nurmagomedov will ever go ahead, with Dana White having to pick up the pieces of the aftermath due to the mass brawl which took place after the main event at UFC 229.
Sherk has, however, already offered his hand to Conor, and also took a swipe at the rumours that the Irish star is considering hiring Jordan Burroughs to help his wrestling skills.
Clearly not a fan of the 30-year-old former NCAA national champion and five-time world and Olympic champion’s wrestling ability, Sherk wrote a substantial post on his Facebook page arguing why he should be the chosen choice, also claiming he is for hire.
“Not sure if the McGregor/Khabib rematch will take place, but if it does, hiring a guy like Jordan Burroughs to come out and teach you how to wrestle isn’t the keys to victory.
"You can’t learn how to out wrestle a guy like Khabib who’s been wrestling since birth in just a matter of weeks just by training with a world champion. It doesn’t work that way,” explained the Muscle Shark.
“The keys to victory for the rematch would be to hire a guy like myself for instance. Who’s fighting style is almost identical to Khabib. I made a career out of using my superior Wrestling ability to outfight opponents in a cage while still remaining three-dimensional.
“I know how to beat guys like myself. I know what works to stiful takedowns, catch submission’s on the fly, stop ground and pound from being affective and escapes from bottom based on the same techniques and philosophies that worked on me,” continued the 45 year-old.
“Mixed martial arts is no longer a game of style vs. Style. It’s man versus man, game planning/executing game plans and evolution. The best athletes in the world take a loss as an opportunity to learn and evolve.
“I have the experience and the credentials to prove it. I am for hire!!”
Sherk certainly believes he has the skills and credentials to help McGregor iron out the chinks in his armour, and prepare the Irishman for a rematch against Khabib, if it was to ever happen.
As for McGregor's long-time coach and mentor John Kavanagh, he has admitted that he was too defensive in his mindset and preparation for the bout at UFC 229, and will need to change his game plan for the Irish warrior should they face Nurmagomedov again in the future.
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