When UFC lightweight champion Daniel Cormier knocked out then heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, he became one of just two men in UFC history to wear gold in two divisions concurrently. The other is Conor McGregor, who held the UFC featherweight and lightweight titles simultaneously in 2016.
Apparently, however, Conor McGregor still considers himself the only undisputed champ-champ. Speaking to TMZ this week, McGregor eluded to the fact that he does not consider Daniel Cormier a true two-division champion — perhaps because Cormier never actually captured the light heavyweight title from former champion Jon Jones.
“The only champ champ,” McGregor confidently referred to himself as he set off on a jog in New York City, forcing a TMZ cameraman to chase after him.
“The only undisputed champ champ,” he added, seemingly clarifying on the difference between his accomplishments and those of the light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
In this interview with TMZ, McGregor also updated on his potential comeback, confirming what we’ve all be hearing.
“Very close,” he said of his comeback. “It’s not official, but we’re close.”
“I believe so, I hope so,” he added, when asked if he’d fight in 2018 — perhaps even at UFC 230 in New York City. “You know, I fucking love New York City. To be able to be here free, a free man, walking around this place… what a city.”
“I’d love to fight in [Madison Square Garden] again, but I believe this one is in Las Vegas.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/31/2018.