Daniel Cormier believes it’s a step down for Chandler to accept the McGregor fight

Daniel Cormier shares his thoughts on Michael Chandler vs Conor McGregor.

by Aryan Lakhani
Daniel Cormier believes it’s a step down for Chandler to accept the McGregor fight
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Michael Chandler is soon going to get rewarded for his patience; he is finally going to fight one of the most desired opponents in the UFC: Conor McGregor. Michael Chandler is about to receive the biggest payday of his career and will get a lot more public exposure than he normally does.

Chandler must be thinking that it was totally worth the wait, but Daniel Cormier thinks the exact opposite. Daniel Cormier acknowledges the financial success Chandler will achieve by fighting McGregor. However, Cormier believes Chandler should fight someone who is more competitive to progress in the lightweight division.

Cormier thinks it’s a step down for Chandler.

The much-awaited clash between Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor may take place at middleweight, and the official date is 29th June.

Daniel Cormier on Michael Chandler vs Conor McGregor

Recently on DC & RC, Daniel Cormier explained why he thinks Michael Chandler is stepping down in his career by fighting Conor McGregor. “I think Michael Chandler is actually stepping back to fight Conor McGregor,” Cormier said as quoted by mmafighting.com.

“I think Michael Chandler is leaving the elite of that division right now, and stepping back to fight Conor. He’s choosing the name and the money over competition. Michael Chandler still has championship ideas in his mind, and competitively, he is taking a step back.

The reality is this: when you watch who Dustin [Poirier] is fighting now, Benoit Saint-Denis. Who Charles Oliveira is fighting now in Arman Tsarukyan. There is still [Rafael] Fiziev out there. If you fight Fiziev and you beat Fiziev, now you’re back on the shortlist because no fight is gonna get him a title fight right now, but there are fights that are gonna get him closer”.

Conor McGregor has already prepared a hit list; after facing Chandler, he looks forward to fighting Nate Diaz, Kamaru Usman and Justin Gaethje.

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