‘I will commit to the lightweight division for 2021’: Conor McGregor outlines UFC intentions as he reveals that he is in a ‘tremendous space’ in Twitter Q&A
- Conor McGregor answered fan questions on social media on Sunday evening
- The former two-weight world champion revealed his plans for next year
- Irishman also discussed his improved mental state and his UFC rivals
Conor McGregor has confirmed that he plans to reclaim his place at the top of the UFC’s lightweight division next year.
The Irishman announced his retirement for a third time in four years back in June but has since turned back on the decision.
He is now set to face Dustin Poirier in January and revealed he intends to remain active in the 155lb weight class during an entertaining Twitter Q&A.
Conor McGregor says he is committed to fighting in the UFC’s lightweight division in 2021
‘I will commit to the 155lb division for 2021,’ McGregor responded when asked if he sees himself fighting again at welterweight.
‘Some great match-ups to be had here, as well as unfinished business. I will show the world once again who I am, and what I’m about. Trust that! 170 is in my thoughts also, however. You know me for doubling up…’
The 32-year-old also insisted that he is now in a far better mental state than before.
‘Sometimes we must go to a place in our lives in order for us to get to a better place!’ he wrote.
‘I am in a tremendous space right now and I am excited for competition.’
His first taste of competition will come in the form of old rival Poirier, who he knocked out in under two minutes in 2014.
‘I will aim to not only improve on the time I beat him in previously, but the shot I slept him with also!’ McGregor replied when asked how long his opponent will last. ‘Poirier is a hell of a fighter, but I’m McGregor.’
The former two-weight world champion also had some words of praise for a couple of his other UFC rivals.
He labelled lightweight contender Tony Ferguson the most underrated fighter on the UFC roster before saying Nate Diaz is the toughest fighter he has ever faced and he looks forward to their trilogy fight.
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