Consistency is what Conor McGregor wants to achieve once he makes his much awaited comeback to the fight game, as he hopes to have a hundred more fights in the wake of his return.
I hope for consistency, I’m working for consistency: Conor McGregor
Following his leg fracture in the trilogy against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021, Conor McGregor has been out of action, and in a lengthy recovery phase. However, “The Notorious” is now finally on the verge of returning to Octagon, against none other than Michael Chandler- one who has already called out McGregor.
However, the fight will take place after the two coach on The Ultimate Fighter, and McGregor believes he’s too proficient for someone like “Iron”.
“For Chandler, I’m just too slick for him, I’m too skilled for him. He’s not fought someone like me, I’ve fought someone like him though,” McGregor told Barstool Sports’ My Mom’s Basement. “Just in general, it’s the mixed martial arts style, the short wrestler. It’s just kind of MMA, isn’t it? Throughout the years, so it’s not like anything peculiar, unsure of. I’ve fought against that style many, many years. Michael was with a smaller promotion and then worked his way up. He had some excellent fights and he earned his right to be in this position. But, it will be my job now on fight night to show the levels and show there is a much higher difference in skill and I’m excited to get going.”
While the Chandler fight will be his first bout in over two years, McGregor plans to remain more consistent throughout the rest of his career, and aspires to make a hundred more fights.
“I hope for 100 fights, I hope for 100 more fights. I hope for consistency, I’m working for consistency. I’ve been getting this on off on off nonsense for too long. It’s via fight politics, via injuries, via just life, it does happen, it’s God’s plan it’s all God,” he went on, “I accept and understand it but I’m hopeful that I can get a nice consecutive run of bouts. I’ve got a lot of exciting fights, I’ve got some rivalries, you got guys on the climb, you’ve got guys potentially in other divisions that are supposed to be the best in this and that. There are loads of bouts I could have and I’m excited for every single one of them. That’s it, please God let’s make it happen.” [H/T BJPenn.com]
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