Conor McGregor appeared like a brand new man throughout his pre-fight press convention with Donald Cerrone on Wednesday.
The Irishman will collide with the legendary Cerrone at UFC 246 and he was seen to be respectful of his opponent, however assured.
Journalists had been clearly eager to look past this bout and focus on the chances of what could lie forward for UFC’s greatest attract 2020.
If ‘Infamous’ decides he needs to hold round at 170lbs, there are some pure opponents that appear to make lots of sense – specifically Jorge Masvidal and welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
McGregor was requested on the press convention which struggle of the 2 he would favor.
“That’s an attention-grabbing one, what would I be enthusiastic about extra,” replied McGregor. “I’d take each.
“I would really like that unhealthy motherf*cker title, that belt, then I’d just like the gold. For me, the gold has a bit extra significance to it, particularly because the means the ‘BMF’ struggle completed.
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“I believed we had been robbed of a traditional contest there. I believed it was solely kicking into gear rounds 4 and 5. However they’re each thrilling bouts.”
Masvidal claimed the BMF belt final November over Nate Diaz by way of a health care provider’s stoppage as a consequence of nasty cuts round Diaz’s eye.
The Stockton-fighter wasn’t exhibiting any indicators of giving up, nonetheless, and seemed to be rising into the struggle if something, so it’s straightforward to know McGregor’s viewpoint.
“I’d say most likely the extra thrilling of the bouts would most likely be myself vs Jorge,” he continued, “from a stylistic standpoint.
“Usman form of has the same fashion of Khabib [Nurmagomedov], the sniff-the-jockstrap fashion.”
That fashion didn’t work out too nicely for McGregor again at UFC 229 when Nurmagomedov comprehensively defeated him with a fourth spherical submission.
So, is his long-term future at 170?
McGregor says he hasn’t made his thoughts up but, however the indicators are promising.
“We’ll see what occurs,” McGregor completed. “I’m having fun with myself at 170. I’m underweight proper now. I really feel good, I really feel energetic, mild, quick, correct and exact. I really feel good right here.”