Daniel Cormier thinks reserving the UFC’s welterweight division ought to be fairly effortless.
Proper now, it appears the only fight booked is Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns. The approach was to do Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz 2 but Colby Covington may be subsequent for ‘Gamebred’. So, if Cormier was a matchmaker he thinks there are five large fights the UFC can guide.
“Here’s the dilemma: Nate Diaz won’t combat just everyone. It has to be another person with name,” Daniel Cormier explained on the most up-to-date episode of DC & Helwani Clearly show (by means of MMAMania). “And honestly, most of the men just never suit it. Like you set him in there with Leon, who’s nonetheless seeking to elevate his identify? You want a person with a title to combat Nate Diaz. S**t, Conor desires to fight? Permit him and Nate do the trilogy. Why not just do the trilogy. Both of em are free of charge. That could operate. There you go Nate.”
“Usman vs. Burns, Wonderboy vs. Khamzat, Leon vs. Magny, Diaz vs. McGregor, (Covington vs. Masvidal) now you bought five significant fights, you’re settled and you’re great to go,” Cormier additional.
Instantly, the battle that stood out was Stephen Thompson vs. Khamzat Chimaev. The UFC has reportedly supplied the struggle for “Wonderboy” and for Daniel Cormier, he thinks it does make feeling.
“This is why I say Wonderboy: it’s because he’s fought for the title a several times by now,” Daniel Cormier explained. “And now at this level in his profession, he’s form of this man who can however compete with the best of the finest, but if you are capable to get previous him you are totally all set as a contender … He’s one of these guys now the place he’s gotta make through beating some of these guys in get to set himself back into title competition.”
Do you agree with Daniel Cormier’s matchmaking for the welterweight division?