Abu Dhabi- Conor McGregor The fight means a lot of money not only for the Irish star himself, but also for his opponents.
But according to former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champions, the excitement of being paired with the biggest draw in the history of mixed martial arts for McGregor’s opponents disappears when it’s time to overcome the challenges at hand. I will. Daniel Cormier..
“No one thinks Connor is fighting.’I fought Connor and I’m fine,'” Cormier said. UFC 257 Pre-match press conference on Thursday. “They are too good, because in the end he is fighting the best and the best.”
McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) fought in UFC 246 in January 2020, beating former UFC lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone in TKO in 40 seconds. After that, much was done about how motivated Serone was in the fight, especially when he entered the cage.
“In reality, the old Donald Cerrone wouldn’t have lost to Conor McGregor in (40) seconds,” Cormier said. “There was a time when Donald Cerrone said he was too small to fight because he was too light to fight. He beat him in the welterweight division. Even longtime veterans like the” cowboy “have the charm of Conor McGregor. It arrived at him. “
Cormier believes that not all McGregor opponents can make decisions based on Serone’s performance. From now on, Cormier explained that the match waiting for McGregor at the top of the division will consist of opponents who know what is at stake.
“I have to talk about’cowboys’ because I don’t think the guys he’s going to fight will feel’oh, I’ve already won.’I’m with Conor McGregor. I’m here, “Cormier said. “Because he’s trying to beat you when you’re with Connor. He’s not trying to allow you to win. He’s trying to knock out your head. . “
According to Cormier, Dustin Poirier, who will face McGregor in the UFC 257 headliner on Saturday, knows what he’s crazy about. Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) may not win, but Cormier is convinced that “Diamond” has a proper head on his shoulder.
“Dustin Poirier isn’t happy to be here,” Cormier said. “I saw Al Iaquinta says such a thing Some time ago, “Dustin shows too much respect.” But the child, the man. The child is from Lafayette, Louisiana and is a dog. He will fight with all his heart. He may not always win, but when he sees Dustin’s fight, he’s the nasty son of a gun, hey. And he appears wanting to fight. He will fight Connor to the best of his ability. I don’t know if he will win. But he will fight him fiercely. He will fight him as hard as he can. “
The UFC 257 will take place on Saturday at Etihad Arena on Yas Island.The main card is ESPN + pay-per-view After qualifying for ESPN / ESPN +.
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