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MMA legend Daniel Cormier has predicted which superstars will be involved in next year’s historic UFC 300 card.
Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White confirmed on social media events for the first three months of 2024, extending the promotion through UFC 299, which will feature Sean O’Malley’s bantamweight title fight against Chito Vera.
Cormier, 44, works as a commentator for the UFC after retiring from the sport, and he believes two title fights will headline the UFC 300, scheduled for April, in addition to a huge return to the Octagon.
In the latest episode of DC & RC, Cormier said, “UFC 100 had Brock (Lesner), right? With Georges St-Pierre and all those guys. UFC 200 had Brock, it was meant to be for me and (Jon) Jones too, but in the end it was me, Anderson Silva, Brock, all these guys, big names.
‘UFC 300 should have a name like that. We don’t have Brock Lesnar anymore. So I think you should have a Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler. I think Michael Chandler will get his chance now, in the main event. Boy, Michael Chandler will be headlining UFC 300, how crazy is that?’
Daniel Cormier has predicted which superstars will appear on the historic 2024 UFC 300 card
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Cormier suggested we could see two champions – from UFC 295 or 296 – at the massive UFC 300 before the end of 2023.
Cormier said: “Co-main event, looking at the line, I know Jones and Stipe won’t be ready.
‘I really believe that whoever wins the title this weekend will have to fight again. Leon Edwards or Colby Covington are available again, right? Because they fight in December. I think it will be one of them, if not both.
“The interim heavyweight champion and then the welterweight champion will also fight at UFC 300.”
Tom Aspinall looks to become England’s first UFC heavyweight champion when he takes on Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295, which takes place on Saturday, November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Jiri Prochazka – ‘The Czech Samurai’ – will take on Alex Pereira in one of the fights at UFC 295, after Jon Jones’ injury scuppered his highly anticipated fight with Stipe Miocic.
Cormier believes Leon Edwards could return to the Octagon after fighting in December