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'He's got two arms and two legs so he can be beaten' - Joseph Duffy on McGregor

The Donegal lightweight has praised his former opponent but added that he is ‘only human’.

Joseph Duffy Inside the Octagon Duffy speaking on Inside The Octagon. Source: Setanta Sports

JOSEPH DUFFY, THE last man to beat Conor McGregor, insists that the UFC title challenger isn’t unstoppable.

Donegal lightweight Duffy, who submitted The Notorious inside 38 seconds back in 2010, signed a multi-fight deal with MMA’s top promotion this month after a spell with Cage Warriors.

And although the 26-year-old was impressed by McGregor’s second round TKO of Dennis Siver on Sunday night, he says the Dubliner is “only human”.

“I thought Conor looked great,” Duffy told Gareth A Davies on BT Sport’s Inside The Octagon tonight. “He was really comfortable in his stand-up and controlled the range well.

He’s only human, there’s a way to beat him. I think he has evolved massively training with John (Kavanagh) and he is rolling with Gunni (Nelson) week-in, week-out so he has gone up another level.

“But like I said, he has got two arms and two legs so he can be beaten.”

While McGregor is set to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a title fight in Las Vegas this May, Duffy makes his UFC debut against Vagner Rocha in Texas on 14 March.

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