The Notorious One, Conor McGregor is prepared and in a good frame of mind ahead of his main event clash with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, in Abu Dhabi. The Irishman has his eyes set on the 24th of January, although did suggest some options for his future.
In an interview with his media outlet the “The Mac Life“, the former two-weight world champion discussed his clash with Dustin Poirier and his plan of tearing through the lightweight division as he did at featherweight, taking on all comers.
“I would like to put a stint in at 155 pounds, for sure,” Conor Mcgregor explained. “I came into the UFC as a featherweight and I went through the division. I gave it my all in that division and I tore through it like a chainsaw through butter. Interim title, then unified title. Then I went up and reached for greater heights, went to the lightweight division, became lightweight champion, and became the first dual-weight champion in the company’s history. Then obviously other things presented themselves, the Floyd fight and where it went. Then I went to the welterweight division, also. I never got a good stint at 155 pounds, a consecutive stint like I’ve done in the featherweight division. I would like to do the same here in the lightweight division that I’ve done in the featherweight division – give it a good run and tear through the division. There are many good competitors, good fighters, in there, and I feel levels above them all. So I would like to put that stint in.”
Conor McGregor’s focus as of now seems to be 100% with the UFC, however, he did indicate he needs to speak with Dana and discuss what’s next as a potential boxing match with Manny Pacquiao could be on the horizon.
Conor Mcgregor on fighting Nate Diaz for the Lightweight title
“There are dangling carrots … treasure chests that get presented to me,” Conor Mcgregor continued. “We’ve got world titles in boxing now, there are talks of that, I hear Dana talking about Nate Diaz coming back down to lightweight. I love that. I’d love to compete against Diaz. We will compete again. If that happens at lightweight for a title, that would be something special, also. So there are many great options that are in the works and let’s see what happens. I am ready.”
Conor McGregor was quickly asked who his former foe Nate Diaz should face on his return to the lightweight division and the Irishman can’t see any other option than himself.
“I think if he’s going to come down to 155 he should come down for me, to be honest with you. Nate’s a warrior, Nate’s a go-er, Nate shows up, steps up, and fights. It’s not necessary, I don’t feel to have him fight another 155er against another contender. I feel maybe it should be me and Nate, you know.”
“If it’s going to be 155 we could possibly do that for the belt. If not, I’d probably just fight Nate at 170 pounds again. The reason being we fought at 170 twice. Why mix it up for the trilogy? But, if there’s belts and titles and loftier things on the line, I’m certain a 155-pound challenge with Nate would be something. So, many great fights and many great options, and I’m pretty excited about every single one of them.”
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