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‘He’s Like Stone Cold Steve Austin’: Daniel Cormier Compares Conor McGregor To WWE Legend

‘He’s Like Stone Cold Steve Austin’: Daniel Cormier Compares Conor McGregor To WWE Legend

Light-heavyweight title rivals Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson are set to go head-to-head for the title at UFC 206.

But before they come to blows in the octagon for the 205lb belt, it has emerged that the pair definitely agree on one thing.

Chatting to Michael Lansberg of TSN in Canada, the pair were asked for their opinions on MMA superstar Conor McGregor.

More specifically, they were quizzed on what they thought of the Irishman’s cocky antics and trash talk in the build-up to his fights.

And both US fighters admitted that they were happy to see The Notorious – who challenges Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt at UFC 205 in November – raising the profile of the sport.

 

Johnson explained: “It sells. It’s good for the sport. You gotta have our bad boys and our good guys.

“He brings a lot of attention to the sport and we need that. We need that to make sure we keep the fans entertained and wanting to see us fight.

 “Like I used to tell people when they used to ask about Tito Ortiz. I’m like you’re gonna pay to see the man fight because you want to see him either win, or you want to see him lose.

“He talks it and he backs it up. And Conor does the same thing. He’s working magic for the UFC.”

Cormier was in full agreement, and even likened McGregor to one of the WWE’s biggest fan favourites of all time.

Cormier said: “He brings more eyes. I think he’s the anti-hero.

“He is Stone Cold Steve Austin from 2000. The guy that you’re supposed to kinda root against, but you want to root for.

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