It looks like Conor McGregor is done at featherweight after he fights Jose Aldo at UFC 194, that is, unless Frankie Edgar manages to get past Chad Mendes at the TUF 22 Finale.
McGregor spoke about his future plans at Los Angeles media scrum this week, revealing the fact that he intends to move up to lightweight after he unifies the 145-pound title against Jose Aldo in December. “The Notorious” Irishman did, however, admit that he would be interested in a fight with Frankie Edgar, as long as “The Answer” can get past “Money” Mendes in December.
“I’m hoping Jose will show up,” McGregor said. “I’m going to retire him, end his career, and then I’ve done what I’ve said I’ll do. I said I’m going to kill the featherweight division, there’s nobody left.”
“If Frankie was to put on a phenomenal performance and stop Chad, or maybe something like that, then I can say, alright, let’s answer the Frankie question, let’s shut him down real quick,” McGregor said. “But in my mind, I’m thinking, I’m going to unify the belts, I’m going to destroy the division, and then I’m going to take the lightweight division as well. That’s where I’m headed right now.”
McGregor concluded, “I wouldn’t want to fight a lightweight guy to get the numbers because who the f*ck, Rafael has nothing, Donald has nothing. Rafael will be looking to make six figures this fight, and rightfully so. He shouldn’t even make six figures, because he doesn’t even bring in six figures. Donald will scrape six figures because he shows up and fights every couple of weeks. But he don’t earn much more than that. I already have the numbers, so when I go to the lightweight division, it will be to gain more gold, to warm up my other shoulder.”
Conor McGregor fights Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 194 on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.