UFC 229: Conor McGregor is Latest Fighter to Call For More Weight Divisions
By FCF Staff
Recently big name fighters like Dustin Poirier, Nate Diaz, Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee have been pushing for the UFC to add a 165 pound division, and now one of the biggest stars in MMA, Conor McGregor, has also called for more weight classes.
While speaking with The MacLife recently, McGregor was asked to comment on the push to add more weight divisions, and the former featherweight and lightweight champ said this (quote via Bloody Elbow):
“There’s a lot of work involved in the media and a lot of different type of energy, and of course, factor that in when you’re cutting weight. It’s not enjoyable at all. The weight cuts are ruthless. I’ve gone through every single one of them throughout the years.”
“There should be many more weights to choose from,” McGregor said. “155 to 170, it’s a 15-pound gap.”
“There’s definitely space for more divisions, and something needs to be done. Where we can keep an eye on the way people are cutting weight, and manage it. And make the sport more enjoyable for the athletes that are actually competing.”
McGregor is booked to fight new lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov this Saturday at UFC 229.