McGregor wants welterweight championship by the end of 2016

Dublin, Ireland's Conor McGregor

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‘Mystic’ Mac has yet another bold prediction for the world!

During the UFC 197 Press Conference Wednesday afternoon McGregor stated that he believes he could be the welterweight champion by the end of 2016, and hold 3 UFC championship belts.

Right now of course McGregor is the UFC featherweight champion, however he will have the opportunity to claim the lightweight championship at UFC 197 on March 5th when he fights Rafael dos Anjos. A win over dos Anjos would make McGregor only the 3rd man in UFC history to hold championship belts in two divisions alongside Randy Couture and our namesake BJ Penn.

He spoke at the UFC 197 Press Conference:

“I am an active champion, I will fight in many weight divisions. I like the sound of the 170-pound title, I’ve got to be honest with you. I feel I can take down them three gold belts, so, and I feel like I can do it by the year’s end.”

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