Combined martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has recommended he wants to contend in one of the upcoming UFC behind-closed-doors events.
McGregor, 31, was crucial of fellow lightweight fighters in a foul-mouthed social networks outburst on Monday.
He enjoyed UFC 249 take place without fans in the U.S.A. on Saturday from house.
” The fans make the sport,” stated McGregor. “However it will be my enjoyment to show the power I have with absolutely no background noise for them.”
There has been speculation about an upcoming McGregor fight after he published a photograph on Instagram with the caption: “Stay prepared.”
UFC president Dana White confirmed he talked to McGregor prior to Saturday’s card in Florida – the very first significant sporting event in the United States given that March – and talked about the possibilities of arranging a bout.
Previous UFC light-weight champion McGregor was crucial of other competitors at the weight, and suggested the next fight would be him versus American Justin Gaethje, who successfully beat compatriot Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title on Saturday.
” It’s me and Justin next as Khabib is the biggest bottle fighter in the video game. Guarantee it,” he included.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champ and beat McGregor in 2015, a contest which was ruined by unsightly post-fight scenes as the Russian scaled the cage to eliminate with McGregor’s team.
Nurmagomedov, 31, was scheduled to face 36- year-old Ferguson for the title, but the fight was cancelled for a fifth time because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gaethje came in as a replacement to fight Ferguson for the interim title on Saturday, with victory putting the 31- year-old next in line to deal with Nurmagomedov.
However, McGregor does not believe that fight will happen, making a jibe at the Russian for disappointing as much as face Ferguson this time.
McGregor completed by stating that as soon as he is ended up with the lightweight division, he was going to move up to welterweight.
He has experience of the 170 lb department, having completed there three times in the UFC – fighting Nate Diaz twice at that weight and, more just recently, for his resurgence success over Donald Cerrone.
If he won a title at welterweight, he would end up being the first man to win a world title in 3 weight departments in the UFC.
McGregor also was scathing in his criticism of interim champ Gaethje, saying: “Attempt and dance around what the real danger is here all you desire.”
The Dubliner likewise criticised previous challenger Dustin Poirier, who sits above McGregor in the lightweight rankings. “Dustin, although game, and in the mix, will be fed to the floor once again,” he stated.
McGregor formerly beat Poirier with a first-round blockage in 2014 and stated Ferguson should fight Poirier next.
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