Conor McGregor says he will fight Kamaru Usman in his return for the welterweight title: “Three knockouts, three world titles, three weights going up”

By Cole Shelton - March 18, 2022

Conor McGregor says he will return at welterweight against Kamaru Usman for the belt.

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Since McGregor broke his leg in his trilogy bout against Dustin Poirier, he was vocal about getting a title shot in his return. Both Charles Oliveira and Dana White expressed interest in it but now, McGregor revealed he plans on going to welterweight in his return.

“It’s about finding out which weight now,” McGregor told The Mac Life (via MMAJunkie). “I just don’t really see myself going back to 155 again.”

With McGregor thinking he will make his return at welterweight he says the fight he wants is a title shot against Kamaru Usman. He also doesn’t think there is a danger with Usman as all he can do is wrestle him.

“I believe myself vs. Usman for the 170-pound title for my comeback fight is the one I’m eyeballing at the minute,” McGregor said. “I’ve gotten myself down to a lightweight frame, but I’m big now. I feel big, I feel strong, I feel healthy, I’ve got good energy. Coming back after a gruesome injury, I do not want to deplete myself. There’s no need to deplete myself. And I feel confident against Usman – a jab-happy, sloppy orthodox wrestler with no submissions whatsoever. What’s he gonna do? Where’s the danger here? I don’t see a danger with him.”

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At face value, it seems unlikely Conor McGregor will get a welterweight title shot in his return. However, he remains the biggest name in the sport and it would be a potential history-making fight as he could become a three-weight world champion, so it would be a massive money-making fight for everyone involved.

Should it happen, McGregor believes he would knockout Usman to become the first-ever three-weight world champion.

“The world will talk again (about) the triple crown,” McGregor said. “No one’s ever obtained three knockouts in three weight divisions moving up like I have already. But no one’s ever obtained three UFC world titles across three divisions like I will do also if we make this fight.

“There’s history to be made. The game is to be shook up again. The triple crown has never been done,” McGregor later added. “It’ll never be done in my lifetime. No one will do this in my lifetime. When I knock Kamaru Usman out at 170, that’ll be three UFC world titles won moving upward with three knockouts. I knocked out (Jose) Aldo, I knocked out Alvarez, and I’ll knock out Kamaru Usman. Three knockouts, three world titles, three weights going up.”

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