Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye lately, however that hasn’t stopped DC naming the Irishman as probably the most thrilling fighter in UFC historical past.
Whereas chatting with ESPN, Cormier put McGregor primary on his checklist of ‘must-see fighters’ with Brock Lesnar second, Corridor of Famer Georges St-Pierre third, Khabib Nurmagomedov fourth and Ronda Rousey in fifth.
This comes only a week after McGregor clapped again at Cormier for criticising his trash-talking of Dustin Poirier round their third battle and the feedback about Khabib’s late father.
McGregor referred to as Cormier a ‘fats mess’ and a ‘drunk’, however he loved topping a fellow former double champion’s checklist.
Cormier retired from competing in 2020 and now works as an analyst for UFC, however he was a light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion throughout his profession, one in every of solely 4 fighters to carry two belts on the similar time.
“Honest, though I might say I’m one by way of 5 earlier than different is available in, however I perceive,” McGregor tweeted. “Respect Daniel, keep on, God bless. Good one, mate, get a bottle of [Proper] 12 onto the set now,” he added with a promotion for his whiskey model.
McGregor is at present recovering from the damaged leg suffered within the aforementioned Poirier battle. He says he’s forward of schedule and UFC president Dana White has already tentatively steered he might return to the octagon in July 2022.
As soon as he returns, it’s seemingly that McGregor fights Poirier for a fourth time – the rivalry has been far too profitable for UFC.
A lot in order that Endeavor, dad or mum firm of UFC, posted record-breaking $1.1billion income for the primary half of 2021, up roughly $650m in contrast with Q2 of 2020.
That improve is just about completely due to McGregor combating twice.
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