Cormier is well aware of how much McGregor has built himself up to get a “super fight” with Mayweather. The fight he envisioned plays out on Aug. 26 live on Showtime pay-per-view. Time will tell if the result he’s visualized ends up becoming a reality.
In a recent interview with Fight Hype, Cormier said “Notorious” was able to get “Money” to listen in order to have the fight booked (via Bloody Elbow):
“Floyd had to listen for this to happen. Floyd had to take notice. How did Conor McGregor, a mixed martial arts guy – he has no boxing experience – get the attention of the pound-for-pound number one fighter in the world, and maybe the best boxer of all-time? How did he do that?”
He went on to call McGregor an all-time great in terms of promotion.
“That’s why I say he’s the greatest promoter of all-time. This guy, he managed to get Floyd Mayweather to fight him. There are boxers in the world right now that are much more deserving of that mega-fight, in terms of credentials, but they could never get Floyd’s attention to make Floyd listen. Conor did that.”