Cormier snubs Khabib, anoints Conor McGregor prime ‘must-see’ UFC fighter — ‘Respect, Daniel’

Former Final Preventing Championship (UFC) light-weight champion Conor McGregor not too long ago known as ex-heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier a “fats mess” who was exhibiting up “drunk” and commentating fights whereas intoxicated.

Have to be all these wild nights with referee Keith Peterson.

Or maybe it was the feedback “DC” made about McGregor’s “disturbing conduct” earlier than, throughout, and after the UFC 264 pay-per-view (PPV) occasion final month in Las Vegas, which Cormier insists was a veiled “cry for assist.”

Both manner, Cormier was in a position to separate his private {and professional} opinions when it got here time to decide on his checklist of “must-see” UFC fighters, rating McGregor at No. 1 — three spots above longtime good friend and teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov.

  1. Conor McGregor
  2. Brock Lesnar
  3. Georges St-Pierre
  4. Khabib Nurmagomedov
  5. Ronda Rousey

“Honest, though I might say I’m 1 by 5 earlier than different is available in, however I perceive,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Respect Daniel, keep it up, god bless. Good one mate, get a bottle of 12 onto the set now. You had been seen!”

This isn’t the primary time Cormier has been complimentary towards the Irishman’s UFC profession, beforehand evaluating McGregor to WWE celebrity “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin. “DC” additionally ranked “Infamous” above different prime lightweights, like Tony Ferguson.

Cormier, 42, retired from fight sports activities after shedding his trilogy to Stipe Miocic again in summer time 2020. As for the 33 year-old McGregor, he’s coming off back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier, the latter of which led to a damaged leg.

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