Daniel Cormier, UFC analyst and former two division champion, believes UFC’s next centennial event will feature another huge headliner event- between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler.
UFC 300 has to have a big name: Daniel Cormier
Looking back at the past two UFC centennial events, i.e. UFC 100 and UFC 200, both featured some massive fights as their headliner fights. UFC 100 was headlined by Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, with Georges St-Pierre in the co-main event against Thiago Alves. Lesnar returned for UFC 200 in the co-main event against Mark Hunt, while Amanda Nunes and Miesha Tate headlined the card.
With UFC 300 approaching in April next year, Daniel Cormier believes that once again, we’re not only going to see something big, it may actually be one of the most awaited things that MMA fans are waiting for- the return of Conor McGregor, against his newfound grudge rival Michael Chandler.
“UFC 100 had Brock with George [St-Pierre] and all those guys,” said Cormier on DC and RC earlier this week. “UFC 200 had Brock, it was supposed to be me and [Jon] Jones also, wound up being me, Anderson Silva, Brock, all these big names. UFC 300 has to have a big name like that, we don’t have Brock Lesnar anymore. So, I think you have to have a Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler.”
“Michael Chandler gets his shot now in the main event. Boy, Michael Chandler will headline UFC 300, how crazy is that? From Bellator bro… You only get one chance to make that first impression. Michael Chandler made that first impression, and he made it very good. Conor McGregor will fight him, that will elevate him to a place where he’s a trivia question,” he added. [H/T BJPenn.com]
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