Conor McGregor on the interim featherweight title fight: ‘It was my idea’

May 31, 2016 12:29 pm by Russell Ess
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UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is still set on fighting Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch.

Diaz handed McGregor his first loss in the UFC at UFC 196 back in March and “The Notorious” still wants revenge, but also says that the featherweight division bored him a bit.

McGregor told ESPN that it was his idea for Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar to fight in an interim featherweight title bout.

“It was my idea,” McGregor said. “I wanted to have my revenge at 170, and they’re crying and complaining about the 145-pound belt, which I just won three months ago. That division was killed, it was dead. Jose went down in 13 seconds. What more can I do? I traveled the world with that man. I finally got him in the Octagon, and he only lasts 13 seconds.

“I didn’t see a challenge there anymore. So, I wanted to create interest from a fan’s perspective and my perspective. I want to see them two go at it, with an interim belt on the line. Then I will see people walking around my division with a belt and that will intrigue me. It will make me want that belt again.”


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