After being submitted by Nate Diaz at last March’s UFC 196, outspoken featherweight champion Conor McGregor appeared to a bit calmer than his usual outlandish self in terms of verbal assaults and predictions.
Then, however, he got his revenge on Diaz via majority decision at August 20’s UFC 202. And now, McGregor is right back to work as it was announced last night (September 26, 2016) that the “Notorious” one will take on 155-pound champion Eddie Alvarez in a bona fide super fight at arguably the promotion’s biggest card to date in UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12, 2016 from New York.
Back into the win column, and set to take in what will likely be yet another massive pay day, McGregor has returned to form. Appearing at today’s (September 27, 2016) UFC 205 press conference, the featherweight champion continuously blasted “The Underground King”. And on top of that, “Mystic Mac” made one of his infamous predictions, also showing his love for the Empire State:
“Shut your f***ing mouth,” McGregor told Alvarez. “I love New York. I run this whole s**t. And Mystic Mac predicts I’m going to KO you inside of one round.”
The “Notorious” one has long said that being a two-weight world champion was his goal, and that competing at lightweight was a possibility. Now that he has the opportunity to do both, McGregor feels as if his biggest impact will finally be felt:
“I’m very happy with the 155-pound weight limit. I feel like with all the divisions I ran around and ran through, 155 I feel will be the one where I take over the most.”
Who do you see walking away with lightweight gold on the grandest stage of them all?