We know that Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor is one of the most confident fighters in the history of MMA and his coach, John Kavanagh believes that McGregor will target another belt after fighting Rafael dos Anjos in UFC 197.
Kavanagh is confident that McGregor will be finishing dos Anjos easily come March 5, 2016.
“I believe this will be another one that won’t see the end of the first round. If dos Anjos manages to survive the first exchange, he’ll become a panicked grappler. Should that happen, I’m looking forward to people getting an opportunity to see just how comfortable Conor is in that regard.” said Kavanagh as reported by Bleacher Report.
“This is a huge fight because of the historical significance of what’s at stake and I expect Conor to add to his legacy of breaking records. What will happen on 5 March will never happen again. It’ll be something for the record books. To say I’m excited is to put it mildly.”
Crazier that it seems but Kavanagh is telling that McGregor plans to come up to the welterweights and face the likes of the current champion, Robbie Lawler.
“I think people will be surprised too when they see him standing beside these guys and they realise that even at lightweight, Conor is a pretty big guy,” said Kavanagh.
“And maybe the pursuit of belts won’t stop there either. I’ve said from the beginning that welterweight may not be out of the question. One of Conor’s main sparring partners, Gunnar Nelson, is a welterweight, so Conor is very used to that feel. I would not be at all surprised if we’re preparing to go for a third belt a year from now.”
By moving up another weight class, McGregor now will face fighters that has 20 lbs heavier than his comfortable body weight.