UFC 202 is almost upon us, with the anticipated rematch between featherweight champion Conor McGregor and welterweight Nate Diaz headlining the event. But while UFC 202 marketing and media appearances are under way, McGregor is already looking at another goal-winning two more belts.
At the UFC 202 media day in Las Vegas, McGregor took the time to sit down with media, and clarify some things that have been bugging fans. One such question was whether he was going back down to featherweight, and the Notorious could not have been any blunter.
“I don’t even pay attention to it,” McGregor said during the media day, emphasizing that he is days away from what he considers the “big one” and will only think about what to do next after the fight.
While UFC president Dana White has already made plans for McGregor to return to featherweight (whether he beats Diaz or not), the featherweight champ made it clear that he has not decided what to do next, thinking that he is already “leaps and bounds ahead” of the rest of the competitors in the featherweight division.
No speck of false bravado there, as the champ is still bent on winning two more belts, to try and beat out the records of Randy Couture and BJ Penn-both who have won titles in two different UFC divisions.
“You’re damn right (I plan to be a two-division champion),” said the featherweight champ. “If Dos Anjos hadn’t pussied out of our last fight, the shots I hit Nate with in the first 8 or 9 minutes would’ve KO’d Dos Anjos. I would be sitting here with a belt here, and a belt there. But some things happen for a reason, and it forced me to reevaluate before things got too sloppy. I’m happy it happened, but most certainly I envision two, possibly three, belts on my shoulder.”
A copy of the interview (and McGregor saying he’ll be winning two more belts) can be seen here.
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