Grudge Match Between Conor McGregor and Cole Miller Targeted for Ireland on July 19

April 2, 2014
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Conor McGregor FS1 Workout 2-478x270UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has called out basically the entire 145-pound division since arriving in the promotion in April 2013. The Irishman has been critical of the talent in the weight class and open about how he believes he’d defeat them all.

Cole Miller grabbed headlines following his UFC Fight Night 30 unanimous decision win over Andy Ogle by saying he was going after “European fighters,” and especially McGregor. The two have gone back and forth in the media and on social media every since.

Miller (21-8) has put together back-to-back wins over Ogle and Sam Sicilia in his last two outings.

McGregor (14-2) is currently riding a ten-fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut on April 6, 2013, scoring a first round knockout over Marcus Brimage. He quickly emerged as a fan favorite. In his second fight in the organization, McGregor defeated Max Holloway by unanimous decision, but tore his ACL during the fight. He’s been sidelined since August of last year recovering from knee surgery.

McGregor must be cleared by a doctor before being allowed to compete and has an appointment next week in Los Angeles to do just that. If the 25-year-old gets cleared, the fight with Miller would take place on July 19 when the UFC returns to McGregor’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland.

Miller told UFC Tonight that he has been approached about the match-up, but won’t believe it until he’s got the bout agreement in hand.

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  • irishbrother

    Feck him up McGregor yup yup

  • mmanative

    Cole by ud in a war

  • TheCerealKiller

    Sorry Conor, I missed your undercard fights. I was more interested in the guys that earned my attention. I hate guys that have earned nothing, but run their mouth. Cole isn’t great, but at least he has earn people’s respect.

  • Kenny Powers

    RIP Cole.

    • Truthcore

      not necessarily… if Cole can get McGregor down, then RIP Conor.

      McGregor may overreach on a kick or strike due to Cole’s reach / height advantage which could allow Cole to catch McGregor out of position and secure a takedown.

      While McGregor may have a technical advantage in his striking; Cole has a larger advantage on the ground.

      • robc

        While I agree with your assessment, Miller tends to let himself get sucked into brawls. Chances are that will happen here, and Connor will end his night. Miller is great on the great but not the most intelligent fighter

    • Brandon K

      ..sike! Connor gonna get choked out sonny

  • InTheColosseumTonight

    McGregor will most likely be groomed into a UFC star, but he will be crushing cans for the next few years. I dont care for Millers antics (calling out lightweight Cerrone!?), but they get him the fights he wants then I guess go for it. They are both scrappy, but I would think McGregor by TKO.

  • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

    McGregor and Ronda are the new UFC superstars.
    And Conor will win via superior footwork.

  • chris travis

    Night night cole miller have a nice sleep. Round 1 knockout conor mc Gregor

  • fsunoles10

    no matter how you feel about mcgregor i think we can all agree miller is gonna receive a good ol st. paddys style beat down and ill have me a plate of corn beef hash for the occasion.