Conor McGregor is set to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 194 and stated that he plans to kill the featherweight division, retire Jose Aldo and move up weight classes. This was a great interview to say the least.
“I feel I want Jose to show up, I’m going to retire Jose and end his career, and then I’m done what I’ve said I would do,” McGregor said at a media luncheon in Los Angeles. “I said I would kill the featherweight division – there’s nobody left.”
On fighting Frankie Edgar:
“If Frankie was to put on a phenomenal performance and stop Chad, then I could probably say alright, let’s answer the Frankie question, let’s shut him down real quick,” McGregor said. “But in my mind, I’m thinking unify and destroy.”
On fighting Chad Mendes again:
“Chad can say it’s cardio, but me and Chad know better,” he told MMAjunkie. “But I can’t blame Chad for making an excuse. He went from (making $48,000 to show and $48,000 to win) to $500,000 flat. Why wouldn’t he want an opportunity like that again?”
McGregor then dropped a bombshell. He will move up to lightweight following UFC 194.
“I’m going to unify the belts and destroy the division and then I’m going to go up and take the lightweight division, as well,” he said. “So that’s where I’m headed right now.”
UFC 194 takes place on December 12th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.