LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor would not commit to any definitive next step after UFC 202.
Could it be defending the UFC featherweight title? Going to lightweight? A trilogy with Nate Diaz? McGregor doesn’t want to seem to take anything off the table.
“Shit’s about to hit the fan, I feel,” McGregor said Saturday night after beating Nate Diaz by majority decision at T-Mobile Arena. “So we’ll see.”
The brash Irishman did not elaborate, but it seems like he could make life very difficult for the UFC in his next negotiation. In another scrum backstage following UFC 202, McGregor planted another seed.
“There’s a lot of options,” he said. “Some might not be this sport.”
.@TheNotoriousMMA left #UFC202 on crutches. Before he did, he hinted at a future outside of the Octagon to @anezbitthttps://t.co/Q7ERYQ37L8
— AtTheBuzzer (@TheBuzzerOnFOX) August 21, 2016
Could McGregor be alluding to a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather? Or even some kind of appearance in WWE? He has spoke about Mayweather often and in the last few weeks taken aim at pro wrestlers. It seems like he has a hand — or word — in every big-money, combat-related medium.
Many people would love to watch McGregor and Diaz fight for a third time right away. That seems less likely at this juncture, but so did Diaz vs. McGregor 2, which ended up being one of the best UFC fights of all time.
If and when McGregor vs. Diaz 3 happens, McGregor wants it at at 155 pounds, not 170, where the first two took place.
“I’m gonna go back down in weight,” McGregor said. “I’m the 145-pound champion. The 155-pound is there. When I fight Nate again, it’ll be at 155 pounds. It’ll be on my terms this time. I came up, I didn’t make any excuses ….View full article
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