Daniel Cormier Explains Why Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler Should Be A 165-Pound Title Fight

DC wants McGregor vs. Chandler to be a UFC 165-pound title showdown.

Daniel Cormier Talks Chandler Vs Mcgregor At 165 Lb
Daniel Cormier Talks Chandler Vs Mcgregor At 165 Lb - Image credit @ESPNMMA Youtube @mikechandlermma Instagram
  • Daniel Cormier thinks the UFC should make Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler a 165-pount title fight
  • Chael Sonnen disagreed with DC’s idea

Daniel Cormier believes a 165-pound title fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler would make sense.

DC wants it at 165

Speaking to Good Guy/Bad Guy show, DC said he is totally in favor of the idea of the UFC having a 165-pound division. For Cormier, McGregor vs. Chandler was the right fight at the right time and it would be perfect to elevate their welterweight showdown to the inaugural 165-pound title fight.

“I believe that if they’re going to do a 165-pound division, it should have a name attached to the weight class that is so big that it draws people’s attention,” Cormier said. “Conor McGregor being that name. Michael Chandler, on the other hand, will benefit from being in the right place at the right time, where these guys would then fight for the super lightweight championship of the world, because that’s what I believe it is. Because it’s only 10 pounds heavier than 155, so let’s call it the super lightweight division. Move 170 to 175, move 185 to 195, keep 205, [keep] heavyweight.”

Chael doesn’t see it happening

On the other hand, Cormier’s co-host on the show and UFC legend Chael Sonnen had a contrasting take on the subject. For Sonnen, the UFC doesn’t have to force a 165-pound division, especially with “Notorious” and Chandler, who both are coming off losses.

Sonnen also believes that UFC president Dana White’s mind doesn’t work that way and therefore there is no way DC’s idea is happening.

With McGregor officially booked against Chandler for UFC 303, it’s no surprise that people are buzzing about it. However, the UFC has yet to give any new update about the fight and the only thing certain at this point is that it is set to take place on June 29.

Watch DC’s full video below:

Published on April 23, 2024 at 1:13 pm
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