Conor McGregor Reaffirms That He Will Take Another Fight Before Title Shot, Says He Is Already Champion

Conor McGregor isn’t backing down.

The Irish fighter has said that he won’t wait around for a title shot and is not only waiting to be assigned another fight, but is actually asking for one.

“Of course I want to take another fight because I know what way it has gone in the past,” McGregor said. “The champion has pulled out because of injuries and things get delayed. I’m not holding back. I’m not sitting and waiting. Some people might want to sit and wait. Ultimately, I already envision the belt as mine. Now it’s about the money. I want to get that money. I want to take another fight.”

After his impressive first round knockout of Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 last month, UFC President Dana White said there’s a high probability McGregor would be next to challenge for the 145-pound title. The problem is that McGregor doesn’t want to risk a long wait, which is likely if Jose Aldo retains the title over Chad Mendes.

“Anything can happen in this game. You could be sitting out. Other fighters would like to sit out and wait for a title shot – I am already in my mind the champion. Let’s just continue racking up them bills.”

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