McGregor Claims to Fight in MMA Next
Despite rumors of a fight with Manny Pacquiao swirling, it appears UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor’s sights are set on the Octagon next.
TMZ managed to catch up with McGregor in New York on the night of Dec. 15, and when asked about the potential match-up, McGregor said he’d wait and see what happens, but he wants a “true fight” next.
“I think a true fight is what I want to do next,” McGregor said. “A real fight. What’s a real fight?”
McGregor has not fought an MMA bout since defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 205 in November 2016. That win made McGregor, who also held the UFC Featherweight Championship at the time, the first fighter in promotion history to hold two weight division titles simultaneously.
McGregor’s last fight came in a boxing ring this past August, losing via 10th-round TKO to Floyd Mayweather in the “Money Fight.”
McGregor’s next opponent in the UFC is likely the interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, who has called on for McGregor to defend or vacate on multiple occasions.