UFC 246: Conor McGregor Says “170 is an Exciting One For Me”
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor will face Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout next Saturday at UFC 246, and it seems pretty clear it won’t mark the last time he competes at that weight.
Since McGregor has repeatedly talked about winning the lightweight championship again, the news that he would face Cerrone at 170 surprised many. More recently, McGregor reported that he’s interested in making a title run at welterweight, and in a recent interview with ESPN he said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“170 is an exciting one for me,” McGregor said. “I like 170. I like what’s going on in the 170 division at the minute. You’ve got Jorge with that (“BMF”) belt, you’ve got the other guys fighting for the belt. I like all of what’s going on at 170, and I feel good at 170. I feel energetic – it’s what I weigh and that’s it. It opens up so many more options, right?”
And when asked if he could be finished fighting at lightweight, the Irish star stated:
“No, I’m not done at 155. No way,” he said. “I could make 155 for this fight, no problem. But I just want to go in fresh and ‘as it is’. Let the fight play as it is, and then open up all of my options.”
At UFC 246, McGregor will be fighting for the first time since October, 2018, when he was submitted by lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov.