Conor McGregor Wants Welterweight Title Shot Following Michael Chandler
Conor McGregor has stated that he may contend for the welterweight title after his match with Michael Chandler.
Following his leg injury, McGregor is scheduled to make a comeback to the Octagon later this year and will face Chandler.
Both fighters served as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter to promote their upcoming fight, which McGregor claims will take place in the welterweight division, despite Dana White’s recent announcement that it would be in the lightweight category.
McGregor has stated that if he defeats Chandler in their upcoming welterweight fight, there is a possibility he could earn a title shot.
Furthermore, he has announced that he will be present at UFC 286, where Leon Edwards will be defending his welterweight title against Kamaru Usman in their third match, adding to the excitement.
In his comments to The MMA Hour, he said: “170. I’m 170 next, leave it out. Yeah, I’d like so, I’d like that [title shot]. I may be present for the card.
“We are making moves at the Black Forge in London, so I was scheduled to go out there so after this, Gunni’s (Gunnar Nelson) also on the card so it would be good to see him live. It would be good to watch that welterweight title for sure.”
It is unclear if McGregor would be granted a title opportunity if he were to win. Nevertheless, Edwards and Usman have previously discussed McGregor as a potential fight.
This would allow the Irishman a chance to become the first person to hold titles in three different weight classes. With that being said, McGregor has plenty to aim for.