Tuesday, June 28 2022

Conor McGregor should have a ‘tune-up fight’ against someone ‘who might not be dangerous enough to beat him’ upon his return from a broken leg, claims Daniel Cormier

  • Conor McGregor has won just one UFC fight in the past five years
  • The Irishman lost twice last year to Dustin Poirier, breaking his leg in the trilogy
  • Daniel Cormier thinks Dana White and Co need to give McGregor a ‘tune-up’

Daniel Cormier says Conor McGregor needs a “tune-up” fight when he returns to action after his broken leg last year.

The Irishman lost twice last year to Dustin Poirier, breaking his leg in their trilogy fight, meaning he’s only won once in the octagon since he took over. beat Eddie Alvarez in 2016.

Cormier told the RC and DC Podcast: ‘I draw from the focus fight. Honestly, we’ve seen Conor in a tune-up fight before, when he fought Cowboy Cerrone. It was about the most tune-up fight possible.

Conor McGregor has been out of action since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier last July

Former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier thinks McGregor needs a

Former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier thinks McGregor needs a ‘tune-up fight’

“I get that people don’t like to say Cowboy is a tune up, but at this point in his career it was a tune up fight. It lasted forty seconds but it sold a million pay-per-view purchases.

It would make commercial sense for the UFC to give McGregor a winnable fight because then that would trigger a huge showdown, possibly even for a belt.

A trilogy encounter with Nate Diaz is an option, although his former rival recently walked away from such a fight.

Cormier continued, “It doesn’t hurt to put Conor in there with someone who has a name, but it might not be as dangerous to beat him right now.”

McGregor looks in top form as he returns to Crumlin in top form

McGregor looks in top form as he returns to Crumlin in top form

“I absolutely appeal to Conor who needs a tune-up. It just needs to be the right name for this tune-up fight for the company to still sell a boatload of pay-per-views, and Conor looking good to justify this next massive fight.

At the time McGregor fought Cerrone, many saw him as a soft option when Justin Gaethje was available.

But it proved to be a huge commercial success and brought the Dubliner back to the fore with stunning performance and finish.

He’s been bulking up since breaking his leg, so a welterweight clash could also be on the cards and Dana White recently said he expects McGregor to be back in action. fall here.

Whether it’s Nate Diaz or another opponent, it will be fascinating to see where the UFC goes with its first pay-per-view star.

Nate Diaz has been touted as a possible opponent but the American says he's not interested

Nate Diaz has been touted as a possible opponent but the American says he’s not interested

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