Islam Makhachev Counters Joe Rogan: Conor McGregor Is ‘Never Gonna Be Champion’ Again
Joe Rogan has his own hypothesis on Conor McGregor.
Rogan, a veteran UFC commentator, says that the UFC might schedule Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev once again, so it will open the door for McGregor to fight for the UFC lightweight title one more time.
At UFC Vegas 49, Makhachev and Dariush were supposed to share the octagon, but Dariush was out because of injury, and Bobby Green replaced him on short notice. Makachev earned his 10th victory in a row.
But Makhachev thinks that McGregor will never fight for the title and will never compete at this level because he is not in shape.
“I think this is fake, for the fans that make some interesting, but I think this fake. It’s gonna be hard for him to make 155 because he drunk all days, and lot of people are gonna smash him in this situation,” Makhachev said to ESPN.
“He just gonna fight vs. Nate Diaz or some old people for make some money, and that’s it. He’s never gonna be champion. He’s never gonna be compete this level.”
But if UFC offers him to fight with McGregor, he would take the fight.
“Let’s go. Let’s do it. Why not? He’s just playing games. He’s never gonna take this fight. He’s playing a little bit of a game and because he knows,” Makhachev added.
“It’s gonna be a long night for him (like) what Khabib did with him because he’s not the same now.”
There are lots of contenders emerging in the lightweight division – Oliveira, Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler, Rafael Fiziev, Mateusz Gamrot, to name a few.