By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was recently interview by RTE where he discussed a number of topics including the news that the UFC had stripped him of his featherweight title.
“Don’t mind that. I am still the two-weight world champ.” McGregor proclaimed. “They (the UFC) can try to say what they want. They can try to put out the people that I’ve already destroyed. The current champion (Jose Aldo) is a guy I KO’d in 13 seconds. The current interim champ (Max Holloway) is a guy I have destroyed as well. Officially I don’t care what nobody says. I am the two-weight world champion, and that’s that.”
McGregor has recently been back in the headlines for his ongoing feud with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.
As of the present moment “Mystic Mac” is not sure what will come next in his career, but he certainly has plenty of options to choose from.
“I can go out and maybe conquer the boxing scene as well.” stated McGregor. “That’s a very serious thought. That’s a very serious conversation that is happening. So we’ll see. I’ve got those wrestling guys (WWE) trying to contact me, as well. I’ve got Hollywood trying to contact me, as well. I’ve got all the options.”
As for his UFC career, McGregor is unsure when he will return. Before making any decisions the brash Irish superstar wants to have a meeting with the new UFC owners from WME-IMG, the ones claiming to have stripped him of his featherweight title.
“I know (UFC President) Dana (White’s) been on record like, ’10 months – he’s taking 10 months,’” McGregor said. “I just don’t know. I’m weighing out my options. I expect conversation. I expect them to fly that jet to me. Ari (Emanuel), Patrick (Whitesell) – the new owners from WME-IMG – the guys who bought the UFC for $4 billion? I want to speak with them.”
“I want to see what their plan is because right now I don’t know nobody’s plan. All I know is they are trying to type onto a keyboard and say, ‘We’re taking this belt and that belt, and we’re doing this and that.’ You ain’t doing nothing without contacting me first. I’m ready for anything.”
When do you think we will see Conor McGregor back inside the octagon?