Daniel Cormier believes Conor McGregor could “skip the line” and fight Charles Oliveira next: “There are different rules in regards to Conor”

By Susan Cox - January 12, 2022

Daniel Cormier believes fellow former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor could “skip the line” and fight Charles Oliveira next.

Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier

In a YouTube interview, the Schmo speaking to Daniel Cormier about the possibility of a McGregor vs Oliveira lightweight match this summer commented:

Honestly I really do believe that there are different rules in regards to Connor. People may not like it. People may hate it. If he is healthy and he starts chirping and Oliveira’s chirping back at him and there’s fan interest – I can see it happen. It would make so many people upset. But ultimately man a lot of times it comes down to the dollars and cents.”

Oliveira (32-8 MMA) successfully defended his 155lbs title for the first time at UFC 269 when he submitted Dustin Poirier (28-7 MMA) with a rear-naked choke in round three.

McGregor (22-6 MMA), former two-weight champion, sustained a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 and in the process fractured the tibia and fibula in his left leg.

Conor McGregor, UFC 264, Joe Rogan

Conor McGregor and Joe Rogan at UFC 264

The assumption being that Oliveira’s next opponent would be Justin Gaethje (23-3 MMA). Dana White as much as said that ‘The Highlight’ would get the next crack at the 155 lb title.

That being said, Charles Oliveira appears to have other plans for his attempt at a second career title defense, pointing at a ‘Red Panty Night’ with Conor McGregor as his desired next move.

Not just Daniel Cormier but Chael Sonnen as well has come out saying the UFC may put Justin Gaethje “on hold” in order for Charles Oliveira to have his next match-up with Conor McGregor.

Do you agree that McGregor could or should ‘skip the line’ and fight Charles Oliveira for the next title fight, even if it means bumping Gaethje? Share your thoughts in the comment section PENN Nation!

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