No fighter in the UFC’s history has held titles in three weight classes, but the Irish man is looking forward to achieving that feat as he targets a title fight for his UFC return.
Conor McGregor is known to have a relentless craving for greatness with a brazen strategy of being the center of attraction. ‘The Notorious" suffered a horrific leg break during his defeat to Dustin Poirier in July and is now working hard to take the center stage after consecutive losses.
Conor Mcgregor Speaks on Return
"I believe versus Usman for the 170-pound title for my comeback is the one I’m eyeballing at the minute, Now I haven’t really said that to no one, to be honest, I’ve only been thinking that for the last couple of days because for what cut the weight? I’ve already won the 155-pound title, I got myself down to a lightweight frame, but I’m big now. I feel big, I feel strong, I feel healthy, I’ve got good energy. I’m coming back after a gruesome injury. I do not want to deplete myself, there should be no need to deplete myself."
‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has won 19 fights in a row, including five title defenses earning him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the promotion. McGregor, whose last UFC title win came in 2018 after defeating Eddie Alvarez, has appeared unfazed by the current champion’s heroics and suggests the switch in the division is nothing to worry over.
"…I feel confident against Usman. A jab-happy, sloppy, orthodox wrestler with no submissions whatsoever. What’s he gonna do? Where’s the danger here? I don’t see danger with him. His ground-and-pound isn’t strong, plus he’s on the older side. And then plus the world is to be took again. The triple crown. No one’s ever obtained three knockouts in three weight divisions moving up as I have already, but no one’s ever obtained three UFC world titles cross three divisions like I will do also if we make this fight." Mcgregor continued.
Conor Mcgregor vs Kamaru Usman?
Kamaru Usman, also recovering from hand surgery, focuses on his matchup against Leon Edwards but took to social media to reply to McGregor’s comments in a cheeky manner. "You guys want a murder scene in the octagon," Usman tweeted while also adding Khabib Nurmagomedov’s picture to the post.
McGregor’s interest in a title fight ever since he got injured has intensified. The Irishman"s latest comments would spark a new outrage in the promotion after previous accusations of ‘jumping the queue’ for a title shot.
What do you make of Conor McGregor"s latest comment? Do you think McGregor has what it takes to usurp Kamaru Usman? Let us know in the comments below!