The ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor is making his much-anticipated comeback inside the Octagon just in few days in the fight against Dustin Poirier that too in the Lightweight division. Conor also showed the intention to stay in the same division for a while now.
In his latest interview with The Mac Life, Conor says, “I would like to put a stint in at 155 pounds, for sure, 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 is interested to fight Nate Diaz even at Welterweight
The UFC president Dana White also made an announcement that Nate Diaz is coming back in the Lightweight division and Conor McGregor is also eager to settle the score with him with a trilogy fight.
Conor added, “There are dangling carrot, treasure chests that get presented to me, we’ve got world titles in boxing now, there are talks of … 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.”
“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.”