Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight attraction Conor McGregor dazzled Fight Pass fans last weekend (Sat., July 19, 2014) by stopping Brazilian import Diego Brandao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46, which took place inside O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland (highlights).
Cole Miller was not impressed.
Brandao was actually a late replacement for Miller, who injured his hand in training camp and was forced to withdraw from his "Notorious" match up. But that didn't stop him from providing his mixed martial arts (MMA) assessment on Sherdog Radio (via MMA Fighting):
"I thought he looked pretty solid. It's pretty easy to look good when everything's made for you to look good. He got to fight in his home town with all those people there supporting him. He got a full camp of preparation when his opponent didn't. I don't think anyone can really judge Diego. He got in there and like I said, he didn't get his full camp. I think when these people are spoon-fed what their opinions should be they start saying the same stuff they've already been hearing from the UFC and the brass. I did see something where Dana said Conor reminds him of Ronda Rousey. That's a pretty bold statement. I told my brother they're both blond. That must be it."
During the Dublin media scrum (watch it), UFC President Dana White told reporters that McGregor reminded him of UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Unfortunately for Miller, the opportunity to fight McGregor may have passed him by, as "Notorious" has now cracked the top 10 of their division and could be headed for a showdown against Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, or perhaps another big-name fight.
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