Conor McGregor Wants Title Shot In 2022 Return
Not many fans think Conor McGregor deserves a shot at the lightweight crown after horrendous outings in the last few years, but the Irishman doesn’t want to go by the rules.
“Hi lads, here goes,” McGregor tweeted. “Clicks and the like. Your boss and what not. The Mac. Santy Claus. I’m facing whoever the f–k has that LW title next. Deal with it.”
“Take off your goggles and mark the trilogy ‘unfinished’. Deal with that too. The rest mentioned, after this. Deal. With. It.”
The Notorious was hinting at squaring off against the winner of Charles Oliviera vs Dustin Poirier. But this is unlikely to happen.
Justin Gaethje is coming off a war against Michael Chandler where he set the bar too high in the lightweight division. Whereas, McGregor has lost the last three of his four fights in the UFC. He’s on a two-fight losing streak, courtesy of Poirier.
The Irishman broke his leg in the UFC 264 main event, letting the Diamond walk away with 2-1 in their trilogy.
Poirier is the favorite for the UFC 269 main event where he takes on Do Bronx. The Diamond may retire after wearing the gold around his waist.
Islam Makhchev is also in the queue on the back of his nine-fight win streak, so McGregor doesn’t seem to be in any of Dana White’s plans regarding the title shot.