DANIEL CORMIER has predicted a huge headliner for UFC 300.
The marquee event does not yet have a date or location confirmed, building to speculation it could be topped by the returning Conor McGregor.Daniel Cormier speaks during the UFC Hall of Fame in 2022[/caption]
UFC 100 in 2010 featured Brock Lesnar and Georges St-Pirre, selling a then record 1.6million pay-per-views.
Then six years later, Lesnar, 46, made a shock return after five years out to feature on UFC 200.
Cormier also fought that night against Anderson Silva, 48, after Jon Jones, 36, was taken off the event due to a failed drug test.
Now DC believes McGregor, 35, will headline UFC 300 against Michael Chandler, 37.
Cormier, 44, said on his ESPN show: UFC 100 had Brock, right? With Georges St-Pierre and all those guys.
“UFC 200 had Brock, it was supposed to 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 anymore.
“So, I think you have to have a Conor McGregor versus Michael Chandler.
“I think Michael Chandler gets his shot now, in the main event. Boy, Michael Chandler will headline UFC 300, how crazy is that?”
Cormier also believes the welterweight title, which Leon Edwards defends against Colby Covington in December, will be on the late at UFC 300.
And so too will the interim belt Tom Aspinall, 30, won after Jones and Stipe Miocic’s fight for the full belt was postponed.
Cormier said: “Co-main event, when I look down the line, I know that Jones and Stipe will not be ready.
“I do believe that whoever wins the belt this weekend will have to fight again.
“Leon Edwards or Colby Covington will then be available again, right? Because they fight in December. I believe it’ll be one of them if not both.
“The interim heavyweight champion and then the welterweight champion will also fight at UFC 300.”