Conor McGregor once again has motionless to call his shot, and this time his explain is so confidant that it would make UFC history.
Ahead of his featherweight pretension joint hitch with Jose Aldo (25-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) during UFC 194 on Dec. 12, McGregor (18-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has likely that he will be a initial male in UFC story to explain dual belts in dual weight classes simultaneously.
McGregor is unsurprisingly assured going into a quarrel with Aldo, who is a usually male to ever reason a undisputed 145-pound pretension with a power of scarcely 5 years. The ardent Irishman pronounced he would hit out “Scarface” in a initial turn of a UFC 194 pay-per-view headliner, that takes place during Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Should that prophecy come true, McGregor pronounced he’d compensate tighten courtesy to a UFC lightweight pretension hitch between champ Rafael dos Anjos (24-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) and challenger Donald Cerrone (28-6 MMA, 15-3 UFC), that takes place Dec. 19 during UFC on FOX 18.
“I will KO Jose Aldo and we will face a leader of a lightweight belt, that takes place a week after and we will quarrel for that,” McGregor told MMAjunkie during a media luncheon. “Within a subsequent dual fights we will be a two-weight universe champion.
“Featherweight’s popping since I’m in here popping. If we go adult to 155, theory what? All of a remarkable 155 is popping. we competence magnify them with some large numbers as good in a future.”
McGregor’s explain might seem farfetched, though he does have a successful story as a two-weight category fighter. “The Notorious” hold a featherweight and lightweight titles for a European-based Cage Warriors classification before leaving a position to join a UFC register in early 2013.
Dan Henderson is a usually warrior to accomplish such a attainment in a vital organization, holding two belts underneath a now-defunct PRIDE banner. McGregor replicating that form of success in a complicated UFC meridian would be incredible, though he has no perplexity about it being a picturesque goal.
“I feel like we would like that lightweight belt; after this quarrel we will lay and watch a pretension quarrel and we will make my devise for that next,” McGregor said. “I would like to go for that pretension next. we would like to go this fight, lightweight quarrel and afterwards confirm what contenders are there in a lightweight multiplication and featherweight multiplication and afterwards make a decision.”
Although McGregor has a staggering charge forward during UFC 194 in a form of a No. 2 ranked warrior in a NOS Energy Drink MMA pound-for-pound rankings in Aldo, he pronounced he has good seductiveness in a outcome of a quarrel between dos Anjos and Cerrone.
If McGregor were to better Aldo there would be copiousness of options in a featherweight multiplication such a rematch or bouts with a likes of Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes and Max Holloway. However, he thinks a matchup with Cerrone will be a large one if he’s means to constraint a pretension from dos Anjos.
McGregor and Cerrone had a written confrontation during a UFC media eventuality progressing this year that began to hint contention about a intensity destiny showdown between a pair. McGregor pronounced he is all for it and believes settling his differences with “Cowboy” would be one of a vital attractions lightweight has to offer.
“I consider a coronet wish that; they pronounced to me that, if Cerrone wins, they would do a lightweight fight,” McGregor said. “They would do a lightweight pretension quarrel since dos Anjos wouldn’t move a numbers. It wouldn’t be as large with dos Anjos. But, really, a quarrel will confirm what happens. If it’s a war, if it’s a good fight, afterwards all of a remarkable dos Anjos’ batch rises and I’m certain he’s going to call me out. Then it’s there.
“I feel it’s roughly set in stone. KO Jose and afterwards KO whoever binds that lightweight belt. Within a subsequent dual fights we will be a two-weight universe champion once again, though this time in a UFC.”