Conor McGregor has always said that respect is deserved where it’s due. In the lead up to UFC 246, McGregor talked about Cerrone’s success in MMA and hailed him as one of the greatest of all time. He even went on to say that Cerrone deserves a title belt of his own, for the devastation he has shown inside the octagon for all these years. Recently, Conor McGregor took the time to congratulate MMA veteran and probably one of the greatest of all time, Chuck Liddell.
Conor McGregor feels he is forever grateful to Chuck Liddel
Chuck Liddell is a former UFC light heavyweight champion with an extensive background in multiple forms of mixed martial arts. Liddell remained undefeated from 2004 to 2006, during a dominant run as the UFC light heavyweight champion. During that time, Liddell picked notable victories against the likes of MMA veterans Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture. He successfully defended his title four times during the time and left his name in the history books.
Thank you @ChuckLiddell!
Your work inside the UFC’s famed Octagon inspired me to chase my own fighting dreams, and for that I am forever grateful to you!
Thank you and big congrats on your hall of fame entry #ProperUFCOG pic.twitter.com/PpG1uVC0Ni
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 25, 2020
Conor McGregor took the time to appreciate Chuck Liddell’s legacy and praised him for his contribution to the sport. McGregor also thanked Liddell for inspiring him and congratulated him on Hall of Fame entry.
Liddell was inducted into the UFC hall of fame, and rightfully so. He retired from MMA in 2010 and returned eight years later in a losing effort to Tito Ortiz. Liddell will go down in history as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
What’s next for McGregor?
Conor McGregor has a lot of interesting options going ahead. He picked up an emphatic victory in his comeback fight against Donald Cerrone and looked impressive in the 40 second KO win. Dana White has already shared his opinion on who he should fight next. He believes that the best move for McGregor right now would be a rematch against current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Khabib is yet to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, and the outcome of that match would play a huge role for Conor McGregor going forward. Interestingly enough, he has also shown interest in fighting for the welterweight gold, and a fight against Masvidal or Usman is also possible.
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