McGregor: I want the welterweight title

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has made it clear that he will go after the welterweight title after his bout with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 on March 5. 

Should McGregor beat Dos Anjos and be crowned the new lightweight champion, he will make history by becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two different titles at the same time.

If McGregor accomplishes the feat, he has confirmed that he will then set his sights on welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and a fight at UFC 200 in July.

“I’m coming for that belt, I’m coming for the next belt, I’m coming for the whole company,” McGregor told Severe MMA. “Why not go up? They get slower, and they get less free up there I feel.

“They are stiffer, they are even more stuck than the lightweight division. So I’ll keep going, keep eating, keep training and keep going until f*****g all the belts are wrapped up.”

While opinion is split on whether McGregor will be able to compete in the welterweight division, the Irishman is confident that he will dominate and add another belt to his collection.

“You saw me with that mountain (Hafthor Bjornsson), what weight was he?” the 27-year-old said. “That mountain was f*****g seven foot! He was seven foot and I folded him so I can go all the f*****g way.

“I’m afraid of no one, I’ll go up and fight any weight. And let’s see if anyone can come and step in that cage with me or any cage and see how they fair, but nobody fares well that’s for sure.”