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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016

UFC’s Jon Anik Thinks Conor McGregor Should Vacate 145 Title, Fight at 155 or Above

Conor McGregor (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Conor McGregor has never said he’s thinking about vacating the UFC’s featherweight title, but announcer Jon Anik would like to see the fighter make that move.

Although McGregor has repeatedly acknowledged that making 145 pounds is a difficult endeavour for him, the Irish star has also said that for now, he can make the weight. In fact, following his submission loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, which took place at 170, McGregor said he planned to defend the featherweight title next. Although more recently, it’s been reported he will likely face Diaz one more time at UFC 200 on July 9th.

Recently Anik appeared on “Submission Radio“, and the announcer had this to say about McGregor’s future at 145 (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):

“In terms of the featherweight division, I’m never a fan of guys cutting a bunch of weight,” Anik said. “You’re seeing what Robert Whittaker has been able to do at 185 pounds even though he was very successful at 170.  I don’t like guys cutting too much weight, so I’d kinda like to see Conor vacate the title and fight at 155 or higher going forward.”

The UFC has yet to officially announce what’s next for McGregor.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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