Report: Conor McGregor Wants to Make Run at 155, Says Stadium Fight in Works for 2015
By FCF Staff
Now that it looks like Conor McGregor will challenge for the featherweight title sometime in early 2015, the rising star says a run at lightweight could not be far away.
Recently, Dana White said that handing McGregor a title shot “makes sense”, provided champion Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes on October 25th. The UFC President didn’t comment on what would happen if Mendes wins.
In a follow up interview with the Irish outlet Severe MMA, McGregor relayed that making the cut to 145 is “tough”, and that he hopes to win the featherweight title, defend it once, and then move to lightweight.
The outspoken Irish fighter also said that the UFC is looking at hosting an event at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin next summer. McGregor was quoted saying:
“It’s going to be in the summer. I’ll win the belt, possibly in January or February in Vegas and then I’ll defend it in the Aviva in June or July. It’s definitely in the Aviva next summer.”
McGregor is coming off a first round, TKO win over Dustin Poirier last month, which was the 26 year-old’s fourth straight with the UFC.