When Floyd spoke in interviews saying this, its not true. I know its part of hyping the fight as Floyd's saying Conor can beat me so more people watch and such. When he fought Nate the first time, why did Conor shoot for a takedown before getting strangled? Because at the end he was getting eaten up on the feet with just punches, no elbows or legs kicks so in desperation to survive he went for that failed takedown. If it was a boxing match Nate would of won by TKO. Conor wouldn't be aloud to try a takedown to survive, he would've just dropped to the sheer volume of punches of Nate as that fatigue set in from eating shots. I still believe and want Conor to win vs Floyd but I hope his cardio has improved drastically.