Conor McGregor Plans To Challenge For Lightweight Belt After He Wins Featherweight Title

Conor McGregor is proving to be one of the best talkers in the UFC.

Unfortunately for all of his opponents thus far, the Irish fighter has backed up everything he has said.

“If you do what you say you’re going to do, look what happens? I’ve skipped the queue and now I’m the world title contender, I’m number one contender,” McGregor told Severe MMA. “My next fight is most likely going to be for the title. After that there will be no catching me.”

McGregor plans on attending Jose Aldo’s title defence against Chad Mendes on October 25 at UFC 179 in Brazil, but says he already knows he will not only win the title but defend it in Ireland.

“I’ll win the belt, maybe I’ll defend it in the Aviva and then I’ll challenge for the lightweight belt, then who knows? That’s definitely in my plans, you better believe that,” said McGregor.

“If a 155 fight came up I will take it. I’m only gone 26, I’m not going to be making featherweight my whole career, it’s a tough cut. I do it and I do it professionally, but it’s tough.”

McGregor hopes to compete for the featherweight title early in 2015, and is already eyeing his first defense at Dublin’s 52,000 seat Aviva Stadium later in the year.

“It’s going to be in the summer. I’ll win the belt, possibly in January or February in [Las Vegas] and then I’ll defend it in the Aviva in June or July. It’s definitely in the Aviva next summer.”

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