Conor McGregor will compete against Donald Cerrone in the UFC ring this January. He claimed in the future eyeing the title in the welterweight class.
The match against Cerrone was also McGregor’s first battle in the octagon, after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the 70 kg class in November 2018. But at this time, he chose to compete against The Cowboy in the 77 kg class.
Related to his decision to make a comeback in the welterweight class, there is a lot of speculation that mentions the reason McGregor prefers to go down in the 77 kg class. One of them is the desire of The Notorious to complete the UFC title collection in his career, which had previously been a champion in the feather and light class.
The speculation was not denied by McGregor. Recently, he claimed to have targeted several battles at 77kg, including facing defending champions in welterweight classes such as Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman .
‘I will face Jorge. I don’t fight at 77 kg to fight Jorge alone,’ McGregor was quoted as saying by Metro.
‘I like to see the welterweight group, the race for champions there. I am happy to see Kamaru Usman, Colby (Covington). I am open to all in the 77 kg class,’ McGregor revealed.
Masvidal defeated Nate Diaz in November 2019, while Usman retained the welterweight title after a TKO win over Colby Covington a month ago. Both have the potential to become opponents McGregor, if 31-year fighter was able to beat Cerrone.