UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been one of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s most strong supporters for some time now. Dagestan native recently claims the UFC lightweight title after he dominated Al Iaquinta at UFC 223, keeping his professional record to 26-0. Despite Conor McGregor’s latest legal troubles, Cormier is confident the Mcgregor will one day square off against Khabib, and when he does, it won’t end well for Irishman.
Cormier is a teammate of Khabib at San Jose’s American Kickboxing Academy said no one could match his record inside the Octagon and he will stay undefeated his entire career.
“He’ll be the only guy that never loses,” Cormier said during a media scrum on Tuesday (via MMA Fighting). “He’s not going to lose, man. They won’t know how to deal with him. He’s going to be the only guy that goes through this whole thing without losing. Because I’m not sure he’s going to be here that long. But while he’s here, nobody’s going to beat him.”
McGregor’s infamous rampage at UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn, where he landed a metal through the window of a bus carrying the new lightweight champion Khabib. Mcgregor allegedly attacked the van as retribution after an altercation between Khabib and his friend Artem Lobov.
Cormier believes Nurmagomedov’s next fight will be against Conor Mcgregor since UFC 223 melee already generates vast popularity. Many felt the attack was a publicity stunt that went wrong in an effort to promote a potential bout in the future between the Khabib and Mcgregor.
“He’ll fight Conor McGregor,” the UFC light heavyweight champion said. “It’s going to happen. I think because of the finances, it will be the most viable fight for [McGregor]. He created more interest in that fight with that crazy action that he did. He’s going to get taken down and smashed.”
“When I watch Conor fight Chad Mendes, Chad Mendes is a great wrestler but he’s small. He beat him up for two rounds,” Cormier said. “He beat Conor for two rounds until Conor got up. He had done that for two straight rounds on 10 days’ notice.”
“(Conor) ain’t getting up like Al Iaquinta got up. You see what happens when you get stuck under Khabib. You become frickin’ Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson.”
Cormier also dismissed the criticism on Khabib’s performance against Al Iaquinta at UFC 223.
“I know Joe [Rogan] got a lot of criticism for when he said, when he walked into the Octagon he was the most unbeatable guy [but] by the third or fourth round he had so many holes that they could envision four or five guys beating him. Those guys have no chance. He beat Al Iaquinta easy, man. When you’re winning a fight 50-43, and people are judging you as if you didn’t fight well, you know that you’re on a whole different stratosphere.”
Daniel Cormier who moved up in weight class to fight for the UFC heavyweight championship against Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 in July.