McGregor open to switching divisions

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The Irishman has shown in the past that he's not afraid to engage in some trash talking, and he's at it once more.

Speaking at a promotional event ahead of his title fight with Aldo, McGregor said that he would consider taking pity on the other featherweight fighters by moving up a weight class.

"The featherweights must beg now," McGregor said at a World Tour event. "They must beg for pardon, beg for forgiveness. If that's the case, if they apologize and beg, I'll leave the division. I won't terrorize them anymore. They can have their division back. They can go back to being on the prelims and I'll go to the lightweight division.

"We will take Aldo and we will take dos Anjos, without a problem."

However, McGregor's plans could be scuppered if he beats Aldo and takes the title, with the UFC unlikely to let him vacate the title.

"Obviously, with the belt on the line, it's a little bit different," he said. "Because it's the belt now. They don't just allow you to move freely."