What are Conor McGregor's plan post his title fight against Jose Aldo, if he wins? The contender was asked that at a media event in Las Vegas on Monday. His response was typically brash.
He told those gathered that if the rest of the division begged for mercy then he would vacate the belt and move up to lightweight.
I expect everyone in the top ten of the featherweight division to line up and beg for forgiveness, beg to be pardoned. If they do that I will hand the featherweight belt back and I will go up to 155.
A move up in weight class been mooted previously for the Dubliner. In fact, John Kavanagh has spoken about his fighter possibly becoming a three-weight champion.
Pressed on reasons for the jump, McGregor agreed that it was partially because he sees Jose Aldo as the best opponent that the featherweight division has to offer and also due to the strain which the weight cut to 145 puts on the body.
It's definitely a little bit of both. Obviously the weight cut is not easy. I make it and I make it professionally. I rehydrate professionally and I go in there and I am on point 100%, everytime. And I am a monster to these people but still training for a lightweight camp and training for a featherweight camp is a completely different approach.
I enjoy featherweight, they are slower at featherweight and I am not a small featherweight. My training partners are welterweights. There are obviously questions that the fans want asked. The wrestler question. The Frankie Edgar, the Mendes, the Lamas. I shouldn't have even put that idiot in there. Unless they come up and kiss my feet and apologise then I will go at them and we can answer the wrestler question for the fans.
The Irishman is not the only one with plans for a move to 155. Jose Aldo has also hinted at changing weight class, if he wins.
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