Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has stated that he wants to fight the reigning UFC lightweight champion in his comeback fight. Also, Conor has suggested that Charles Oliveira should not fight Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 and instead wait to fight Conor in July 2022. Conor McGregor is unquestionably the biggest draw in MMA. He holds several records for the biggest PPVs across combats sports. Though he hasn’t been actively fighting in the past couple of years, 2021 was when he announced his return and had fought two back-to-back fights against Dustin Poirier. Even though he lost both those fights, Conor is still highly motivated to make his comeback and get his lightweight title back.
Conor McGregor recently appeared at Bellator 275 and was asked by the reporter about his future in the fight game and also asked about the lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje which is expected to take place at UFC 274.
“Is it though? It’s not announced. I don’t know either, I’ve heard. Maybe if the man (Charles Oliveira) is wise you will give it a month or two,” McGregor said to Severe MMA at Bellator 275. “July seems okay for me, I can’t say too early, but if I’m sparring April, May, June, July. I could slap the head of most of these guys by the end of April, you know what I’m saying. My first spar could be a fight.”
“It’s about time this game gives me respect for my different styles of fighting, my shots downward, my shots upward… People are going to give me my respect,” McGregor added.
Conor McGregor also said that he wants the MMA fans to start giving him the respect he deserves. Conor has previously stated that he is planning to make his comeback in the summer of 2022.
Conor McGregor says he can fight Anyone
Just a few days back Conor McGregor had tweeted that he can fight anyone he wants regardless of the state of the lightweight division.
“I’m facing whoever the fuck has that LW title next,” Conor McGregor wrote in a tweet. “Deal with it. Take off your goggles and mark the trilogy ‘unfinished’. Deal with that too. The rest mentioned, after this. Deal. With. It”
Even Conor’s manager, Tim Simpson in his recent talk with Ariel Helwani on the MMA HOUR revealed that Conor might get a title shot in his comeback fight.
“Let’s see what happens in the title fight. Would you be surprised? The thing with Conor [McGregor] is he’s always had options. He’ll have options when he’s ready and regardless of everything else that’s going on in the division, he sells. He can fight anybody, regardless of what could be said is ‘right’ for the division. In the end business rules. He could step into that title fight if he wanted to.” – Said Tim Simpson on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani (h/t Sportskeeda).
- Conor McGregor wants Charles Oliveira to fight him next
- Conor McGregor wants fans to respect him
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