Conor McGregor Shifts Goal From Money Fights to Legitimizing the UFC Title Again

Conor McGregor Shifts Goal From Money Fights to Legitimizing the UFC Title Again

Say what you will, but Conor McGregor strutted out in a pair of boxing shorts and fought the greatest boxer of our…

“LOOK, I’VE GOT THE UFC TITLE TO DEFEND AND THAT MEANS SOMETHING TO ME. I WILL DEFEND THAT WORLD TITLE. NATHAN [DIAZ] IS THERE. HE’S TRYING TO COME IN HERE AND MAKE ALL OF THESE DEMANDS. IF HE STARTS PRICING HIMSELF OUT OF AN EVENT, I PROBABLY WILL DEFEND AGAINST THE PERSON WHO WINS THIS INTERIM BELT, OR SOMEONE ALONG THAT LINE TO LEGITIMIZE IT AGAIN. I’VE ALREADY GONE FROM THE HIGHEST OF THE HIGH IN TERMS OF A MONEY FIGHT. NOW, THE QUESTION I ALWAYS GET IS ABOUT DEFENDING THE BELT AND LEGITIMIZING THE SPORT AND THE RANKINGS. MAYBE NOW IT WOULD BE A GOOD TIME FOR ME TO GO AND DO THAT AND SHUT THAT SIDE UP. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FIGHT NEXT WEEK [BETWEEN TONY FERGUSON AND KEVIN LEE]. I HOPE THEY MAKE THE WALK. I’VE SEEN IT SO MANY TIMES WHERE THEY SLIP ON THE BLEEDIN’ SOAP GETTING OUT OF THE BATH.”

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