McGregor Believes That a Jump in Weight Class Is In The Cards

Published on February 8th, 2015 7:09 pm EST

On July 11th, 2015, Conor McGregor will step into the Octagon to do battle against Featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 189. This fight, which has been hyped for nearly a year, promises to be one of the biggest tilts of the year for the UFC.

Conor McGregor, however, is already looking past Jose Aldo (McGregor has promised to "break" Aldo at UFC 189) and at a potential Lightweight title fight against Anthony "Showtime" Pettis.

According to McGregor, the cut to 145 pounds is a tough one for him and he is not sure how much longer he can do it for. McGregor is quite young but the older he gets, the harder it will be for him to make weight. McGregor says that Lightweight (or even Welterweight) is a much more natural weight class for him and that is where he thinks he will eventually end up.

The problem? If McGregor does happen to defeat Jose Aldo at UFC 189, the UFC will be expecting him to defend the title and "clean out the division" before he moves up in weight. This means likely defenses against the likes of Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson and others before he can even think about moving up in weight.

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There was talk of a Anthony Pettis vs Jose Aldo fight but that talk fizzled out due to injuries to both fighters.

Conor McGregor, however, seems intrigued by the idea of a "Showtime" vs "Notorious" fight. Before any of that talk can take place, however, McGregor must get through Jose Aldo at UFC 189, which is far from an easy task, as Aldo is considered one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world.


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