The welterweight champion of the world has responded to the now-confirmed reports that Conor McGregor was set for an interim title fight at 170lbs in Rio de Janeiro.
Earlier this week, Conor McGregor sent the MMA world into a small, yet still memorable frenzy when he confirmed to the world that he had been pegged to face – who we now know to be Rafael dos Anjos in an interim-welterweight title matchup in Rio de Janeiro at UFC 224.
Made it to number 4 on the Forbes list this… https://t.co/nt45hs8ZbM
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 6, 2018
Of course, things, as they often do, played out somewhat differently for the Irishman following his controversial appearance at the now-infamous UFC 223 media day but with the dust settling after that completely bonkers turn of events, things are looking up for our chances of seeing him in action again this year it seems.
And while RDA himself has put it out there that he would be willing to give McGregor an opportunity to fight him for the belt again – two-and-a-half years after their originally scheduled showdown at UFC 196 was scrapped – the undisputed champion of the division Tyron Woodley has followed the Brazilian’s lead, laying out a challenge to the Irishman.
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 9, 2018
Pretty uninventive stuff from the Chosen One with the ‘leprechaun’ dig if we’re honest and right now, with an interim-title in his division up for grabs at tonight’s UFC 225, we’re sure his focus won’t be too far from the events unfolding in the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena