“Dana (White) Wants It to Work Out That Way”- Conor McGregor’s Much-Anticipated Comeback Predicted for UFC 300

Published 11/08/2023, 10:51 AM EST

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The UFC has come a long way. From being considered a savage bloodsport which one Presidential candidate called “human cockfighting,” it has become a mainstream sport today. From being banned in New York in its early days, the UFC will put on its sixth show in the iconic Madison Square Garden this month.

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From barely putting on one show a year in its early years, the promotion seemingly has a fight card every other weekend these days. And some cards are more special than others. The UFC always puts on amazing shows with the biggest names for its centennial cards. Which is why fans are excited for UFC 300. And while the UFC has not announced who will be on the potential mega-card, Daniel Cormier and co-host Ryan Clark speculated a surprising candidate who they think will headline the card.

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On the DC & RC show on ESPN MMA YouTube channel, ‘DC’ discussed who will fight in the main event of the card. Clark asked DC who he thinks will headline and co-headline UFC 300. Cormier said that Clark already knows, to which the co-host immediately said Conor McGregor.

The former two-division champion agreed and pointed out that it seemed to be turning out that way. The former football player, however, felt that it was not a coincidence that it was working out that way, but being deliberately done as the UFC wanted McGregor to fight on UFC 300, and so did the Irishman and fans in general.

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“It’s not seeming like it’s working out in that way DC, it just seems that way. Dana wants it to work out that way, Conor wants it to work out that way, the world wants it to work out that way,” Clark told the UFC commentator.

And this has been hinted at by UFC boss Dana White and Conor McGregor themselves. The former CW and UFC two-division champion has been out of the Octagon for over two years after breaking his leg in his loss against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. In a recent interview from Saudi Arabia, McGregor spoke about returning in April, around the same time as UFC 300. White, too, has hinted that McGregor may fight rival TUFC coach Michael Chandler at UFC 300 next year.

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Cormier pointed out that the UFC has historically made the biggest fights for its ’00 cards. UFC 100 saw the likes of Brock Lesnar and GSP, the biggest names in the promotion, fight on it. Similarly, UFC 200 saw another appearance from Lesnar as well as Anderson Silva, as well as DC himself in a planned bout against Jon Jones, which was shelved after the latter was flagged for an anti-doping violation.

“UFC 100 had Brock (Lesnar), with Georges St.-Pierre and all those guys. UFC 200 had Brock it was supposed to be me and Jones also, but it ended up being me, Anderson Silva, Brock all these guys, big names. UFC 300 has to have a name like that. We don’t have Brock Lesnar no more so I think you have to have a Conor McGregor versus Michael Chandler. I think Michael Chandler gets a shot now in the main event. Boy, Michael Chandler will headline UFC 300 how crazy is that to think about?” Cormier said.

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He was amazed that Michael Chandler will possibly get the opportunity to headline UFC 300 against McGregor. Chandler has lost three of his five fights in the UFC, and may still headline the mega-card, a distinction usually reserved for the best and most popular fighters. Who do you think will headline UFC 300? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Kanishk Thakur

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