Dillon Danis is confident in Conor McGregor's grappling abilities ahead of the Irishman's welterweight contest against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on Jan. 18.
Danis is a top jiu-jitsu player and Bellator prospect who trains with McGregor at SBG Ireland.
"If it does go to the ground, I think they'll see - they'll see how good he is," Danis told The Schmo on Wednesday.
Many pundits believe Cerrone's best shot at upsetting McGregor will come in the grappling department. McGregor's four pro losses have all come by way of submission, and "Cowboy" has notched nearly a third of his 36 professional wins by that method.
Danis, though, believes fans overlook McGregor's ground game.
"Conor's always been prepared, man," Danis said. "Conor's been one of the best jiu-jitsu guys that I've ever rolled with, like MMA-wise, since I started training with him. His jiu-jitsu is on another level, and it always has been. I think people just underestimate him for some reason."
In the UFC 246 main event, McGregor will be looking to bounce back from a loss to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The former two-division titleholder hasn't won a fight since November 2016.
Cerrone, meanwhile, is riding a two-fight skid.