“I am picking what I want and I am doing what I want. When you can rack up $400m in revenue for the company in back to back events, you can do whatever the f*** you want. I’m living the ‘what the f*** I want’ life. That’s the life I live, whatever I want, whenever I want. I have earned that through hard work, through sacrifice and through victory… I’m coming for that belt, I’m coming for the next belt, I’m coming for the whole company.
Why not go up? They get slower, and they get less free up there, they are stiffer, they are even more stuck than the lightweight division. So I’ll keep going, keep eating, keep training and keep going until all the belts are wrapped up. I’m afraid of no one, I will go up and fight any weight. Anyone can come down and step in that cage with me or any cage and see how they fare, but nobody fares well that’s for sure… I’m here to fight, I’m here to win every belt and then I’m gone and then I’ll see the game later, I’ll walk away from this game, I’ll set it ablaze and walk away. And that’s it.”
-Conor McGregor talks to SevereMMA.com about the ultimate goals of his UFC career.
Penick’s Analysis: Sure sounds like McGregor’s going right after the Welterweight Title at UFC 200 should he beat Rafael dos Anjos. How far will he take it? That’s the new question here. Is he legitimately suggesting he’ll try to compete above the welterweight field? Welterweight itself seems like a bit of a stretch for him, but he’s not wrong about the fact that he’s in a spot to do pretty much whatever he wants at this point. Should he beat Rafael dos Anjos to become a dual champion, that’s going to be the case even further, so March 5 is going to be a massive night for him and the UFC.
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Demetrious Johnson: -150
Conor McGregor: _120
If he lays out RDS then sure hes more then welcome to go to 170.. I’m just not sure he can beat Robbie Lawler and he must be drunk off his arse to think he’d have any chance at the 185 title.. Rockhold has too much of a height and reach advantage (5″ on legs and 4″ on arm), Weidman could keep him at arms distance and beat him senseless with his 8″ advantage (Itd be like John Jones against most opponents).. So he might be able to be a 3 weight class champion but that’s about the extent of it which is still respectable.