Now that he sits atop the division alongside Jose Aldo, UFC interim Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has a target on his back. The trash-talking McGregor seems prepared to face any and all challengers the UFC puts in front of him, even at a moment’s notice.
He was originally supposed to face Aldo at UFC 189, but the Brazilian was forced off the card due to a rib injury. McGregor took on the task of fighting Team Alpha Male standout Chad Mendes on short notice and still decimated his opponent. It wasn’t without trouble, though; Mendes found repeated success with takedowns in the opening round.
Mendes took the fight in less than three week’s notice and was paid handsomely for it: $500,000. McGregor realizes that he is a big-money fighter and isn’t shocked when he hears fighters calling him out:
I don't blame all these bums. I'd call me out too. Chad went from 48/48 into half a rock flat. Pre PPV. I can change your bum life. Line up.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 24, 2015
Even though he is coaching a season of “The Ultimate Fighter” with Urijah Faber, he will not be fighting him next. Who do you think is next for McGregor? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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