Conor McGregor Talks About Eventual Move to Lightweight
UFC featherweight rising star Conor McGregor not only has his sights set of capturing the UFC featherweight title, but recently revealed, due to tough weight cuts, he plans on eventually moving to the lightweight division and getting that title as well.
Speaking to Severe MMA, here’s what McGregor had to say:
“If you do what you say you’re going to do look what happens? I’ve skipped the queue and now I’m the world title contender, I’m number one contender. My next fight is most likely going to be for the title. After that there will be no catching me.
If a 155 fight came up I will take it. I’m only gone 26, I’m not going to be making featherweight my whole career, it’s a tough cut. I do it and I do it professionally, but it’s tough.
I’ll win the belt, maybe I’ll defend it in the Aviva and then I’ll challenge for the lightweight belt, then who knows? That’s definitely in my plans, you better believe that.”
The Irishman has taken the MMA world by storm with his outspokenness and ability to back up his words in the Octagon.
Conor McGregor most recently fought at UFC 178 and decimated Dustin Poirier in the first round, just like he publicly predicted.
UFC president Dana White has said that Conor McGregor fighting the winner of the Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes title fight makes sense. The Aldo vs Mendes fight takes place at UFC 179, on October 25th, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It’s believed that Conor McGregor will be at the UFC 179 fight, and possibly enter the Octagon during the post-fight interviews to formally challenge the title holder.
Fans and media seem very divided on their opinions of McGregor. Some feel that he has yet to be tested against a high-level Wrestler in the UFC, and that the hype should be reserved until he does so.
On the other hand, McGregor has been embraced by a massive group supporters who love his ability to trash talk, his style in and out of the Octagon, and his ability to perform in his fights. Regardless of opinions, there’s no doubt Conor McGregor is a big draw for the UFC.