While Conor McGregor has tried to explain why he wants to fight again before getting a title shot, the issue appears to still need clarification to many in the MMA community.
After all, it doesn’t make sense for the Irish headliner to risk losing his position as the No. 1 contender with a loss to Dennis Siver in January.
At a pre-fight scrum, McGregor went into detail about his decision.
“I think a lot of people they have that approach, they sit out and wait,” said McGregor. “But in my mind, the belt is already wrapped around my waist. I walk about like I am already the champion. It is about money. I’m fit. I’m healthy. I want to compete as much as possible. I tried to get on the Mexico card a few weeks back. They pulled that. When Joe Lauzon got injured I tried to get on that again. I pulled that. So I just want to continue fighting. In my mind, its not a risk. I am the world champion eliminating contenders. I said before, one by one, each one of them will be gone. I am in the process of that.”
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