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Daniel Cormier: ‘Proper place, proper time’ for Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler to be UFC’s first 165lb title struggle

Daniel Cormier advocates for UFC 303 to kickoff 165lb division

Throughout a current episode of Good Man/Unhealthy Man with Chael Sonnen, Cormier defined why launching a 165lb division with McGregor vs. Chandler is smart.

“A number of time it comes right down to being on the proper place, on the proper time,” Cormier started. “Going again to me, that they had no intent of giving me my first championship alternative. However when Alexander Gustafsson bought harm, I stepped in, and I by no means left the title image after. I used to be dependable. They may at all times name me and say ‘Hey, you wish to struggle this man for the belt?’…

“Beneath the correct circumstances, generally these items occur quicker…I imagine that in the event that they’re going to do a 165lb division, it ought to have a reputation hooked up to the load class that’s so massive, that it attracts individuals’s consideration,” Cormier continued. “Conor McGregor being that title. Michael Chandler, alternatively, will profit from being in the correct place on the proper time, whereas these guys would then struggle for the ‘tremendous light-weight’ championship. That’s what I imagine it’s, and it’s solely 10 kilos heavier than 155. Transfer 170 to 175, transfer 185 to 195, preserve 205, preserve heavyweight.”

The UFC hasn’t added a brand new weight class for the reason that addition of the ladies’s featherweight division. The division was closed final yr following Amanda Nunes’ retirement.

McGregor vs. Chandler might be contested at 170lbs. McGregor hasn’t fought at welterweight since knocking out Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

Cormier’s feedback aren’t essentially a sign of a pending UFC announcement, however McGregor vs. Chandler might function greater than solely bragging rights on the road.

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