I wanted to see Cole Miller fight Conor McGregor probably more than the next guy, but alas, it simply wasn’t meant to be. Miller had to pull out of the fight with an injury. At first I was crushed. I always liked Miller, despite the fact that he was a little cocky, but that comes with the sport. I was excited when he finally started to climb the ladder towards a title shot.
Miller has been in the UFC for a long time, and he was due to headline an event. The only problem is it was against McGregor. The heat between McGregor and Miller was at an all time high with everyone predicting fireworks for the fight, and then I saw something that I didn’t like. I think McGregor was honing in on Miller. It was the way Miller just wanted to fight and almost refused to exchange barbs where McGregor seemed like he would be happy to spend three hours just ragging on Miller. I know it could be nothing, but call me crazy because I swear I saw it.
Now the tables have turned. McGregor has to deal with Diego Brandao for the build-up. Yup, those are the same guys who threatened to stab Dustin Poirier. Do you understand what you just read? This guy was literally 24 hours away from getting locked into a cage with a guy to fist-fight and he threatened to stab him in the neck. McGregor, step your game up, kid. You may need it — for the pre-fight talk, that is.
I fully expect McGregor to outlast Brandao in this fight. Brandao’s gas tank is not good, and I think McGregor is smart to realize that he can just wear him down and finish him in the championship rounds. Pre-fight goes to Brando by knockout, but the actual fight goes to McGregor by TKO in the fourth.