UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has his chance to make history on November 12. The featherweight champ will challenge UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title while still maintaining his featherweight crown.
If McGregor finds success over Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York at Madison Square Garden, he will make history as the first fighter in UFC history to hold two division’s titles simultaneously.
UFC President Dana White has stated that if McGregor does capture the lightweight title with a win over Alvarez, “The Notorious” will have to decide on which division’s belt he wishes to give up.
Sports Illustrated recently caught up with McGregor to talk about his chance to make history.
“Let me see the pictures on publications with a belt on each shoulder first,” he said to SI by phone. “Let me go onto the side of that Octagon and raise two world titles, what’s never been done before, before talking about stripping me. Let me get the f—— things, let me do it.
“I’ll always listen to the correct business move and I’ll always do what is the correct move,” he added, “but let me do it and let me go back and look at some pictures of me with two belts and let me embrace it for half-a-day.”
“The Notorious” is set on his vision of making history and says he simply wants to bask in the moment that will be forever remembered.
“Let me look at the historic images we’re going to get on this night, me with these two belts. That’s what everyone should be excited about, this is history.”
With White addressing the media that McGregor will have no choice but to give up one division’s title, “The Notorious” says that he is just looking forward to “what has not been done before” and to pump the breaks on the idea of him having to vacate a title.
“Don’t be trying to take away the historic moment before I’ve even experienced it.”
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