Conor McGregor still considers himself the two-weight world champion ‘and that’s that’.
McGregor was named the RTE Sportsperson of the year. It’s an award handed out in Ireland to the Irish sportsperson of the year. In his interview with Claire McNamara, McGregor addressed the UFC’s decision to strip him of the featherweight title. He made his stance perfectly clear from the start correcting McNamara’s introducing him as only the lightweight champion.
“Hold on, hold on, now, now, UFC lightweight and featherweight champion. Lets get it right, I am the champion, champion,” McGregor said. “I am still the two weight world champion, make no mistake about that. They can say what they want, they can try and get phony belts and hand them out to people I’ve already destroyed. I mean, the current champion is a guy I KO’d in 13 seconds. The current interim champion is a guy I destroyed as well. Officially, I don’t care what nobody says. I am the two-weight world champion and that is that.”
McGregor’s not sure what his next move is. He originally took time off due to the birth of his first child, but he says the due date is later than he originally thought and he may be open to a fight early in the new year. One thing is for sure though, McGregor isn’t doing anything though until he sits down and talks with the new owners.
“I just don’t know, McGregor said. “I’m weighing up my options. But again, I expect that conversation. I expect them to fly that jet to me. Ari, Patrick, the new owners from WME-IMG, the guys that bought the UFC for $4 billion, I want to speak to them. I want to see what their plan is. Because right now I don’t know what nobody’s plan is. I’m still the two-weight world champion,
“All I know is they’re tying to type onto keyboard and say, we’re taking this belt, we’re taking that belt, we’re doing this, we’re doing that, you ain’t doing nothing without contacting me first.”