With one UFC appearance to his name, Conor McGregor is prepared to become a permanent fixture for the promotion. When the Irishman watched featherweight champ Jose Aldo finish the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163 he wasn’t impressed with the fourth round stoppage.
“I think you could put me in there tomorrow with either of them,” said McGregor to Bloody Elbow. “If you think I wouldn’t trouble either of them, then you’re highly mistaken. Look, put me in there next time. I’ll bring a whole nation of people behind me. I’ll sell. I know I’ve only had one fight in there, but guess what? I’m bringing more hype than everyone else combined.”
McGregor entered the UFC as a multidivisional champion from Cage Warriors. He required just over a minute with Marcus Brimage to take Knockout of the Night. He returns against Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26.
Holloway is 7-2 and had his three fight win streak snapped in May.
The featherweights are on the prelims of UFC Fight Night 26, which is August 16. It comes from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.