Daniel Cormier, Michael Bisping Has Say On Conor McGregor’s Next Opponent
Former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier believes that a Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz trilogy fight needs to happen.
Previously, Michael Bisping had voiced the same thought on his podcast last month. The English man felt that McGregor should fight Diaz next and if the McGregor is successful in that gamble, it could be very much the making of an “absolutely massive” fourth fight with the Dustin Poirier.
“Ultimately, these guys gotta fight, right? They have to fight! It’s been so long since fight #2. Fight #1, you saw Diaz with the great rear-naked choke submission when nobody—and I’m telling you nobody—thought that he could beat Conor McGregor, goes out there and he does his thing,” Cormier told Ryan Clark on DC & RC podcast.
“Fight 2, you saw Conor rely on the toughness: have to dig deep in rounds 4 and 5 to beat Nate Diaz when Nate seemed to have all the momentum. Round 4, Nate won that round. It looked like it was going downhill for McGregor.”
“Round 5, McGregor pulls himself off of the stool, goes out and wins a fifth round, which ultimately, won him the fight.”
These thoughts were a bit surprising from Bisping as he recently had a bitter exchange of words with the Irishman after McGregor hurled some derogatory remarks against Bisping’s fellow UFC commentator Cormier.
Since his loss to Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor has decided to take out his frustration in his usual war of words and many notable personalities have come under the wrath of it.
Whether it’s his arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, or Poirier’s wife Jolie, McGregor hasn’t spared any moment to demean them in one way or another. And his recent altercation with rapper, Machine Gun Kelly adds to this list.
But it was Cormier who probably suffered the worst shots of McGregor’s saying, with him labeling him as a “fat drunk f–ck.”
Despite these remarks, Cormier has tried to be professional and respond in the most decent way possible. He named McGregor No. 1 on his list of “Must-See UFC Fighters.”
“You ask Nate Diaz, Nate still doesn’t believe that Conor won that fight,” continued Cormier. “But these are two of the best talkers, these guys have the great story, they have the rivalry, these two need to fight. It’s time for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz to get back into the Octagon and fight for a third time.”