The legend Chuck Liddell says he’s pulling for a HUGE upset at UFC 246 this weekend … telling TMZ Sports he’s a big fan of Cowboy Cerrone and hopes he beats Conor McGregor!!!
As we previously reported … Dana White says UFC doctors believe Conor is in the best shape of his life leading up to his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon.
But, Liddell ain’t worried about any of that talk … telling us at the California Strong celebrity softball game he thinks Cowboy will win if he controls the fight off the rip.
FYI — the fight is going down at T-Mobile Arena on Jan. 18 and can only be streamed on ESPN+ … so we’ll see if Liddell’s right about his prediction.
BTW — Conor and Cowboy faced off at their press conference on Wednesday … and it turned into an all-out bro fest!!
Conor praised Cowboy’s career and said he respects the hell outta his game … and the two traded compliments on each others’ outfits. Cute stuff.
Liddell doesn’t think all hope is lost for Conor though … saying, “If he lets Conor get comfortable out there and firing at will, he might get one and run into trouble.”
He added, “[Conor’s] always going to be tough. He’s always a tough striker. People have their questions whether or not he’s been having some struggling from some issues lately … but I’m a big fan of Cowboy, hopefully, he comes out with a win.”