Conor McGregor may be booked for the biggest fight of his life at UFC 194, but the interim featherweight champ continues to talk about moving up to lightweight and winning a title there.
McGregor is scheduled to fight champion Jose Aldo on December 12th, after their UFC 189 scrap fell through, when the latter injured his ribs. McGregor has talked about returning to lightweight repeatedly in recent months, and that hasn’t changed.
Case in point, while appearing on the latest episode of “UFC Tonight”, “Notorious” relayed the following (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release).
“If Dos Anjos or Cerrone have the opportunity to fight me, they would. It changes your life when you fight me. Neither of them bring anything to the table. When you fight me, I can change your whole life. Chad went from taking home $48,000 to half a million flat. He ain’t hitting seven (figures) like me!”
Rafael dos Anjos will put the lightweight title on the line versus Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17 on December 19th. Chances are not everyone believes McGregor would defeat either guy, but it’s hard to argue that fighting the Irish fighter wouldn’t deliver them some serious cash.
Of course, all this talks is premature. If McGregor unifies the title, he’ll almost certainly be tapped to fight the winner of Frankie Edgar – Chad Mendes. That fight is expected to take place on December 11th.
UFC 194 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and in the co-main event, middleweight champ Chris Weidman will take on Luke Rockhold.