Daniel Cormier proposes creating a new belt for Conor McGregor's return at UFC 303

Former champion proposes opening the super-lightweight division (74,8 kg) for a duel between McGregor and Chandler

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C. McGregor with his two UFC belts. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @thenotoriousmma

On June 29, in the main fight of the UFC 303, Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the octagon after almost three years away due to a serious leg injury suffered in the defeat against Dustin poirier, in July 2021. In the opinion of Daniel Cormier, such an important occasion would be worthy of the creation of a new belt by Ultimate.

In a recent edition of the 'Good Guy / Bad Guy' podcast, Cormier defended the inauguration of the super-lightweight category, which would be between lightweights (up to 70,3 kg) and welterweights (up to 77,1 kg), covering athletes up to 74,8 kg. In the opinion of the former champion and current UFC commentator, having the name Conor McGregor linked to a new division would be beneficial for everyone.

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“I believe that if they are going to create a division up to 74,8 kg, it should have a big name linked to the category to attract people's attention. Conor McGregor that would be the name. Michael chandler, on the other hand, would benefit from being at the right time, in the right place. The two would then fight for the super-lightweight belt. It would be 4,5 kg more than lightweight, so let's call it super-lightweight. Change the 77 kg to 79,3 kg, the 83,9 kg to 86,1 kg, keep the 93 kg and the heavy ones”, defended Cormier.

Contrary to what Cormier argues, however, the duel between Conor McGregor e Michael chandler is confirmed to take place in the welterweight division in the main fight of UFC 303, on June 29th, at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, in the United States.

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