Conor McGregor wants a top ten fight and he is willing to fight as soon as UFC 178 if Dustin Poirier will agree to it. Those two want to fight each other and here is what McGregor had to say post UFC Fight Night 46.
“That would be perfect for me,” McGregor said. “His teammate Cole Miller, he pulled out. You’re trying to tell me that Dustin Poirier, Nik Lentz, both top 10 guys, no fights scheduled, didn’t know about Cole’s injury? They would’ve known before the UFC would’ve known. And yet nothing. They didn’t campaign for this. This is a main-event slot. It’s a big, big event. And yet there wasn’t a peep out of both of them.”
UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada live on pay-per-view. The main event will be a rematch from a classic fight between Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson.
“So I know he doesn’t want that fight. He can pretend that he wants the fight and send out tweets and this and that. Let’s do it. One by one, I’ll take every single one of them out.”
Conor McGregor (15-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) tries to continue his ten fight winning streak and get that very elusive 11 fight win streak against Cole Miller. In his last four fights this is how his history goes. He beat Dave Hill via rear naked choke back in June of 2012 to win the vacant Cage Warriors FC Featherweight Championship.
McGregor’s next fight was for another weight class championship against Ivan Buchinger via knockout back in December of 2012. He left the promotion to make his UFC debut with a knockout of the night win over Marcus Brimage in April of 2013. Finally, he beat Max Holloway via unanimous decision in August.