Every now and then, we get some fun little segments on the UFC’s weekly news program on FS1, UFC Tonight. The show is normally hosted by Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian and UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier. Often times, Cormier will have to miss time due to his fight camps which then leads to a rotation of other fighters filling in for him, most commonly the likes of Welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley or former Middleweight champion, Michael Bisping.
This week the crew discussed who they thought would return to the action first between Lightweight champion, Conor McGregor or his biggest rival, Nate Diaz. This led to a hilarious and pretty accurate impression from the three-time title challenger.
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Their full responses are below:
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Florian: It sounds like both of them are going to meet at the same time…! Who knows?! Listen, i’m going to go with Nate Diaz. He hasn’t been in the octagon for a little while. I would love to see him fight against a guy who’s very exciting. He could fight at 155, 170, I think he has more options and the fact that he’s back in the gym and posting that stuff is a good sign for him. I think we’ll see him first.
Woodley: I got to go with Conor McGregor because I think Nate Diaz is only going to come back…to fight Conor McGregor. But I think Conor might come back and fight for a Lightweight championship, I think he also might come back and fight Georges St-Pierre or maybe Nate Diaz. So I think it’s two or three options there for Conor McGregor.
Who do you agree with more?
And just to leave you with a bonus… Here’s Kenny Florian’s classic Ben Stiller impression doing the “blue steel” pose from Zoolander.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/10/2018.