"DC" knows who the Irishman needs to fight and who he will fight in the end.
The return of Conor McGregor to the UFC is as obvious as the non-return of Khabib Nurmagomedov there. It’s just that a fighter of such status and with such ambitions will not be able to end his career after several failures, even despite a terrible leg injury, from the consequences of which he has not yet recovered.
In one of the last interviews, Dana White said that negotiations with Notorious will resume as soon as the doctors allow him to complete training, and then talk about the opponent will begin. But Daniel Cormier , who is not the last person in the UFC , already probably knows with whom the Irishman will share the cage, although he does not approve of his choice.
"I've got two names for you, " DC said on another episode of his ESPN podcast. “I know who he needs to fight and I know who he is most likely to fight. He should fight with Nate Diaz - they need to complete the trilogy. This is a huge fight. Both guys don't have to be headliners right now and will put on a big fight for the fans. We have already seen that they can do it, and both of them have succeeded at least once. I think the odds are 50/50 in the third match, so he should fight Nate. But I am convinced that he will fight Chandler because Michael has taken the UFC by storm."
“The guy has only had four fights, despite this, he already has the greatest front kick knockout in history, he also knocked out Dan Hooker, fought for the title, had the fight of the year with Justin Gaethje – so his track record looks great, he has a strong position, and every time he wins he grabs the microphone and challenges. In the last match, he said he wanted to fight McGregor."
“I think this fight is already in the works. Michael is going to take it on McGregor's terms - he's ready to jump him at middleweight. Therefore, in my opinion, Conor should opt for Diaz, but he will prefer Chandler.
White, while discussing Chandler's willingness to fight McGregor at any weight, was also supportive of the idea.
Daniel Cormier Names Conor McGregor's Next Opponent
- Category: UFC and MMA news