Former footballer turned pundit and William Hill ambassador, Robbie Savage, is put through his paces in a brutal UFC training session with Conor McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, ahead of UFC 127 at the 02.
Savage’s perma-tanned blonde locks experienced the same workout as The Notorious by the coach that has helped McGregor become a $100 million fighter.
Roddy challenged Savage’s striking, grappling and jujutsu moves to see if there was a glimmer of hope that Savage could make the move to the octagon.
Owen Roddy: “Fair play to Sav, he gave it go, but I don’t think he is cut out for the UFC. His power and fitness are light-years away from Conor’s, I have had harder sessions on the pads with my seven-year-old daughter. Much like Mayweather, Savage would be torn apart if he stepped into the Octagon.”
Robbie Savage, William Hill ambassador, said, “After being battered and bruised for 60-minutes, I’ve got so much respect for MMA fighters, I’m definitely sticking to punditry and a flutter on the fights this weekend!”
The fitness levels of these guys is incredible; I did ten percent of Conor’s pyramid warm up and was seriously blowing! I made a career of kicking people but when it came to the striking, I was more conference than Premier League.
William Hill put their brand ambassador Robbie Savage through his paces with the help of Conor McGregor’s coach Owen Roddy ahead of UFC 127 in London on Saturday. Back Fabricio Werdum to win against Alexander Volkov at 7/4. For all the best prices head to williamhill.com. Odds subject to change #UFCLondon