Say what you will about Conor McGregor – there’s a good chance he’s already said it about himself. But he wasn’t messing around when he promised to be an active champion.
After knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194, McGregor made his plans clear: he wanted to become the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold multiple title belts. He’ll get a shot at doing just that next month when he meets current Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos in the Octagon at UFC 196. Then, if all that goes to plan, McGregor seems determined to add a third belt to his trophy case by making the jump to the Welterweight division.
“Why not go up? They get slower and they get less free up there, I feel,” McGregor told Severe MMA. “They’re stiffer, even more stuck than the Lightweight division. I’ll keep going, I’ll keep eating, keep training and keep going until fucking all the belts are wrapped up.”
At a press conference in January, McGregor said he liked the idea of holding the 170-pound title belt, and he seems determined to make it happen. Ambitious? Sure. But he’ll quickly remind you