“UFC Tonight” co-hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian offered up their thoughts on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 59 main event during a recent edition of the series.
In the headline act, Dennis Siver attempts to spoil the party for Conor McGregor from Boston’s TD Garden on FOX Sports 1.
For Cormier, there is just one area Siver can use to gain an advantage on “Notorious.”
“Siver has to rely on his experience. This is his 19th fight and he’s been in the cage with a lot of really great fighters,” Cormier said. “When he beat George Sotiropoulos, George was undefeated. He’s a tough veteran and has a lot of skill. But he has an uphill battle.
“Conor has backed up everything he’s said every step of the way. We didn’t know if he could beat Dustin Poirier and he did. He’s one of these guys who can do everything inside of the Octagon.”
Florian, a multi-time UFC title contender including in the featherweight division, believes all of the pressure is on McGregor.
“Siver has nothing to lose. He has to pressure Conor and get that head moving,” he said. “If he can mix things up, hit some reaction and get some takedowns, and do some spinning back kicks, he can get him.
“With McGregor, I’m not sure he knows what he’s doing, like Jon Jones and Anthony Pettis, he utilizes his intuition so well and has an amazing feel for what he’s doing.”
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