Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe Conor McGregor will return to the UFC just to train another young fighter.
McGregor’s highly anticipated return to the UFC remains a mystery as neither an opponent nor a date has been confirmed. “Notorious” has been the subject of calls from fighters such as Jorge Masvidal, Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira. However, the uncertainty surrounding his return means nothing has been agreed.
Speaking on the talk about fights YouTube channel, ‘DC’ revealed that he originally wanted to see the Irishman fight Nate Diaz or Michael Chandler. Cormier isn’t sure what’s next for McGregor.
“I thought he should fight Nate Diaz. I thought he was going to fight Michael Chandler, but it looks like Chandler is going to fight [Dustin Poirier]. I really don’t know what’s next for Conor McGregor.”
“I don’t think you can just put him in there with anybody. I don’t think you can just put him in there with anybody. Whoever he’s fighting has to have some value of name, Conor will not be used to nurturing young talent.”
The UFC star is currently recovering from a serious leg injury during his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last year. Dana White previously said he believed McGregor would return to the octagon in early 2023.
However, there is no information to suggest that the Irishman is about to accept a fight with an opponent.
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Jake Paul expects to fight Conor McGregor after beating Nate Diaz
Jake Paul thinks he’s finally going to have his long-awaited boxing fight with UFC star Conor McGregor.
The former Disney Channel star turned boxer has been campaigning for a fight with the Irishman for several months. He thinks a win over Nate Diaz will be enough to convince McGregor to take him seriously.
Speaking on UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley’s podcast, ‘The Problem Child’ revealed that he expects to face Nate Diaz in the squared circle soon.
“It will happen [boxing Nate Diaz], in the next two years. That’s huge man. He is getting closer and closer to reality. Eventually the UFC got it [Nate Diaz] the fight with Khamzat [Chimaev]…Me vs. Nate will probably be at 180 pounds. Then it will be Jake Paul beats Nate and he gets closer and closer to Conor [McGregor] no longer being able to dodge me.”
Nate Diaz will face Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 later this year. The fight is Diaz’s last of his UFC contract. Many fans expect him to switch to boxing in order to make some money and earn the biggest payday of his fighting career by taking on Jake Paul.
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