If you thought Conor McGregor wasn’t going to grab any headlines while he’s on the sidelines recovering from extensive knee surgery, you would be wrong. After all, before it was revealed that “Notorious” would be out for 10 months or possibly more, the rising star took verbal shots at many of the UFC’s top featherweights. So, in other words, McGregor garners plenty of attention in and out of the Octagon.
As McGregor continues his rehab, he recently relayed on “The MMA Hour” that he’s following the same “route” as GSP, who also underwent knee surgery not long ago (and has won two fights since). The Irish fighter also added that he’s hoping to come back in record time, and that he’s hoping to fight again before the UFC returns to Ireland in late 2014. Not only that, but McGregor said he’s thinking about fighting at lightweight next, and noted in “Notorious” fashion:
“It’s a long way away to be calling people out, but I’d love a 155 fight. A 155 fight I thought was in slow motion on Saturday night if I’m being honest. I believe I’ll be too fast for these guys, any of these guys.”
“I fought at 155. I’ve held belts at 155. I’ve knocked people out at 155. There’s a different dynamic, there’s pros and cons to it,” McGregor said. “A lot of the 155’ers are sluggish. I honestly feel I could go in there and light 90 percent of that division up.”
How about that? The 25 year-old said he would like to fight at 155 before returning to 145 for a “meaningful fight” in Dublin. Whether you’re a fan of McGregor or not, it’s hard to argue that things aren’t more interesting when he’s around.
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