Conor McGregor said he would finish Dustin Poirier inside the first round last year and that is exactly what “Notorious” did.
Appearing Saturday night on the UFC 182 main card, McGregor offered up his prediction for his next fight. He’ll meet Dennis Siver on January 18 at UFC Fight Night with a future title shot hanging in the balance for the Irish fighter.
“I will stop Dennis Siver inside two minutes,” McGregor said. “I cannot see him escaping the first two minutes.”
McGregor has finished three of his four UFC opponents, and UFC president Dana White confirmed that a win over Siver would vault him into the role of No. 1 contender. A title fight vs. Jose Aldo in Dublin could be next if his prediction comes through.
“I would say it is a dream come true, but it is exactly what I said was going to happen,” McGregor said. “It is a beautiful thing when you have the ability to predict the future.”
He called the fight vs. Aldo in Dublin the “biggest fight in UFC history” and it could take place inside a soccer stadium in Ireland.
While some have wondered if McGregor is looking past Siver to Aldo, he is not concerned with that.
“I am not looking past him, I am looking through him,” he said. “That is my approach the whole time. I say what I am going to do (and I do it).”