Conor McGregor’s Take On The UFC’s Welterweight Division – “There’s Too Many Decisions Going On”

Conor McGregor has problems with the lack of excitement atop the UFC’s 170-pound division, and he intends to change that.

McGregor is set to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 303 on June 29th, to face Michael Chandler in a welterweight main event matchup. Of course, McGregor has not fought since 2021, when he suffered a devastating leg injury in his 3rd and final lightweight matchup with Dustin Poirier.

On a recent live stream, McGregor was asked to give an analysis of the welterweight division as it stands, and if his response sounds familiar, it is because it was already a fairly widespread opinion in the MMA community.

“There’s too many decisions going on now with that Leon [Edwards] fella. Leon Edwards loves a decision,” McGregor said. “And then he’s fighting another f***ing decision guy, your man Belal [Muhammad], so not great times in the welterweight title picture…

“Leon Edwards, Nate Diaz almost knocked him out, had him out on his feet…also, [Donald] Cerrone went the distance with him. I’m looking at all these belts: the lightweight world title, although I’ve held that, how excited would I be to cut that weight again after winning it already? I’d be excited about the [BMF] title and the welterweight title.”

If McGregor is able to secure the victory over the former Bellator champion, and UFC lightweight title challenger, in Chandler, then it is true that this could really shake things up.

Additionally, welterweight champion Leon Edwards has expressed serious interest in fighting McGregor in the near future. Despite his pending bout versus Belal Muhammad this July in England, Edwards is adamant with regard to a fight with “The Notorious”, and it seems this has been something that the 170-pound king has been thinking about.

“Let’s give him the opportunity to become champion, give me the opportunity to take out a guy like Conor McGregor, New York, that’d be perfect. That is the fight.” Edwards told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour.

“He goes out there and takes out Michael (Chandler), I take out no one remembers his name and we’ll go from there, New York, Madison Square Garden. That’s the fight, that needs to happen and should happen.” he added.

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