Conor McGregor has quickly become one of the UFC’s rising commodities not only through his impressive performances to date in the Octagon, but because of the fighter’s habit of saying eye brow raising things. As you might recall, it wasn’t long ago that “Notorious” called Cub Swanson “old”, Clay Guida “boring”, and said “nobody cares” about Ricardo Lamas.
Unfortunately for McGregor and has growing bandwagon, the Irish fighter seriously injured his knee during his UFC FN 26 bout with Max Holloway, and will be out well into 2014. Recently the 25 year-old appeared on “The MMA Hour” to discuss his recovery, and after saying he hopes to have a record return from his surgery, the Irish fighter stated:
“I believe I’m going to be back before the Dublin card. That’s my aim,” McGregor said. “Have a contest back, maybe at 155. I feel too fast for these guys at 155. At 145, it’s just too damn easy. I might have 155 on my return and then a meaningful fight at 145 in Dublin.
“It’s a long way away to be calling people out, but I’d love a 155 fight. A 155 fight I thought was in slow motion on Saturday night if I’m being honest. I believe I’ll be too fast for these guys, any of these guys.”
“I fought at 155. I’ve held belts at 155. I’ve knocked people out at 155. There’s a different dynamic, there’s pros and cons to it,” McGregor stated. “A lot of the 155’ers are sluggish. I honestly feel I could go in there and light 90 percent of that division up.”
90% huh? That’s going to catch the attention of a few people. Whether it’s at 145 or 155, however, it will be intriguing to see how McGregor looks in his next fight and who it’s against.
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