During an appearance on TSN to promote his fight with Anthony Johnson at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier said that UFC featherweight champion Conor Mcgregor is the UFC’s version of WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Here is what he had to say:
“He brings more eyes. I think he’s the anti-hero. He is ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin from 2000,” Cormier said (transcribed by FOX Sports). “The guy that you’re kind of supposed to root against but you want to root for. Everything that he does, before would have gotten people to boo you, but they’ve taken to it.