Connor McGregor had a novel achievement in UFC history, holding the featherweight and lightweight championships at the same time. And as things are unfolding, he may be eyeing up the welterweight championship. In order to clinch that title he wants to start his welterweight journey against his upcoming opponent Michael Chandler.
Connor has made himself available for a UFC return. He will face off against Chandler in his long-awaited return. These two are already squaring themselves up in season 31 of TUF, as they are headlining their respective teams as coaches. Dana White has a clear vision with these two, and as the times will go by he will hype their upcoming bout up.
Connor McGregor wants to move up to welterweight
There are things yet to be decided. And that is where “The Notorious” is punching above his own weight. Connor McGregor looks absolutely humongous by this point. He has been flaunting his bulked-up physique for quite a while now.
The public displays are there for a reason. And for McGregor, the reason seems to be his willingness to fight in the welterweight division. Dana White, on the other hand, has dropped hints about this fight being lightweight. However, the Irish maverick is adamant about his decision.
Connor Mcgregor will attend Leon Edwards Vs Kamaru Usman 3
With that vision in his mind, Connor is already making his moves. He has announced that he will be in attendance for the final episode of the Leon Edwards-Kamaru Usman trilogy. He stated that he would be handling some business in his Black Forge. So, going to the O2 Arena to watch the covered finale of the trilogy will be convenient for him. He is also looking forward to seeing Gunner Nelson live in the octagon.
As things have gone down in the past, Connor makes headlines wherever he goes. If he is in attendance for UFC 286 main event, then he will shoot his shot. Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards have dropped his name before. And he will make sure that they take notice of him as a contender as well.
However, it remains to be seen whether he will fight Michael Chandler in the welterweight division or not. McGregor said he was ready to fight in 170. Chandler also responded to those statements affirmatively. With that being said, it will be up to Dana White to settle the division.
Connor has been out of the UFC octagon since his gruesome leg injury against Dustin Poirier. Prior to that bout, he was knocked out by Poirier. Which is why Connor has an arduous task on his hand.
Which division do you think Connor should fight Chandler in?