McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) is anticipated to fulfill Michael Chandler in his comeback struggle, however an official date has but to be set. UFC 300 is beginning to form up properly however remains to be with out a major occasion. A rematch between welterweight champion Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad has been linked to UFC 300, however Cormier doesn’t see it as a sufficiently big struggle to headline the milestone occasion April 13 in Las Vegas.
“What I’ll say about UFC 300, it’s lacking a giant struggle,” Cormier mentioned on “DC & RC.” “That massive struggle that it’s lacking has to have a backstory. That massive struggle has to have unhealthy blood. That massive struggle has to deliver the eyeballs. So, it may well’t be Belal Muhammad and Leon Edwards as a result of it simply doesn’t have sufficient to it. Whereas it’s a incredible struggle, it doesn’t have sufficient to it for it to be the primary occasion.”
Cormier believes McGregor, the game’s greatest star, ought to headline UFC 300. Nate Diaz posted an image of him head to head with McGregor within the octagon, hinting that he’s able to settle their trilogy. With the pair splitting their two earlier bouts, Cormier sees a rubber match as a struggle that will generate the most important viewers for UFC 300.
“No matter who he would struggle, the attraction comes with him,” Cormier mentioned. “But when McGregor fights Diaz, that’s what I imagine attracts the final fan in as a lot as something that they might do within the UFC proper now – simply due to Nate Diaz and the intrigue, the best way the primary struggle performed out, the best way the second struggle performed out. It’s nonetheless two of the highest-grossing pay-per-views in UFC historical past.
“These two males, if you put them collectively, make some huge cash, and it’s far sufficient on the market to be thought of an attraction. I additionally imagine at this level of their careers, positive, Nate Diaz isn’t the man that he was earlier than. He’s not the man that fought probably the most lovely hanging exhibit in opposition to Michael Johnson in Florida, the place he went and (mentioned), ‘Conor McGregor, you’re taking all the things I labored for.’ He’s not that very same man, however neither is Conor McGregor.”
Diaz hasn’t competed in an MMA struggle since his September 2022 win over Tony Ferguson, which was the final struggle on his UFC contract. Though he departed, UFC CEO Dana White has kept the door open for a attainable future return. Since leaving the UFC, Diaz competed in a boxing match final September in opposition to Jake Paul, which he lost by unanimous decision.
McGregor hasn’t fought since July 2021, when he broke his leg during an injury TKO loss to Dustin Poirier of their trilogy.
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