Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has not fought in his home country of Ireland since scoring a first-round TKO victory over Diego Brandao in July of 2014.
“Mystic Mac” was a guest on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani where he discussed his desire to once again compete on his home soil:
“I fight all the f*cking time, so it’s getting close for me now that I want to fight back home. I want to give my fans back home in Ireland a fight. I’ve been kept away from my home for a while. I understand that it’s a big business out here, and that’s why we’re here. I’ve got to handle myself too. As much as I want to perform for the fans back home, and I want to have those shows back home and do that.. I’ve still got to handle my business out here (in Vegas).”
UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has expressed interest in making his first title defense against Conor McGregor in Ireland.
If Conor is able to defeat Diaz this Saturday night at UFC 202 in Las Vegas is a lightweight title fight against Alvarez in Dublin the next big fight for the brash Irish superstar?