What is the Conan Curse? If I told you that Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor suffered it, you’d be able to figure it out. That’s right; UFC fighters who have gone on Conan O’Brien’s late night show to promote their fight, always lose. With his historic victory against Stipe Miocic the other night, Daniel Cormier has broken the curse.
It was on his mind too, during the fight. When it was over and he went to the back, UFC PR told him that things were about to get crazy for him. DC replied,
“Nothing’s crazier than the fact that I just won this fight, even though I went to Conan.”
It looks like Conan O’Brien is the new gatekeeper for UFC fighters. If you can get through him, you are in the clear.