It appears Conor McGregor doesn't see Donald Cerrone as much of a challenge ahead of their welterweight bout in the UFC 246 main event on Saturday.
"I can read Donald - I like him a lot, he's a good guy, but I can read Donald like a children's book to be honest," McGregor said at the UFC 246 pre-fight press conference on Wednesday evening. "He's a good fighter, he's got some good tricks up his sleeve. I know the tricks he has. I know what he's planning and what he hopes to achieve. We are well prepared."
When asked if there are indeed some tricks up his sleeve heading into the fight, "Cowboy" laughed off McGregor's claim.
"He can read me, so we'll see," Cerrone said. "Hopefully he's got some Hooked on Phonics."
McGregor is set to return from a 15-month layoff at Saturday's highly anticipated event. In his last bout, the former two-division champion fell to lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov by fourth-round submission at UFC 229.
Cerrone, meanwhile, is riding a two-fight skid. His most recent win was a decision over Al Iaquinta at UFC Ottawa last May.