Following McGregor’s win on Saturday after knocking Poirier out in the first time in his UFC career he will likely gain himself a spot in the top five of the featherweight division rankings and there’s a high possibility of getting to face the winner of the upcoming UFC 178 main event between champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chad Mendes.
Dana White may not be ready to make the call yet but McGregor is already talking about what could happen. Heres what he had to say:
“At the end of the day as long as I show up and my check is what it says it’s going to be, then I’ll show up and kill whoever they put in front of me. Of course I want that gold belt. Don’t tell me that that gold belt sitting up right there on this table would not look great to go alongside this ivory elephant trunk suit that I’ve got on me right now, I know Dana wants to see it. I know Lorenzo (Fertitta) wants to see it. Shout out to Uncle Frank (Fertitta), I know he wants to see it. It’s what the fans want, it’s what I want. I said I was going to put him away in one round, no one’s ever knocked him out. No one has ever done that to Dustin before. He’s a great guy, I have nothing but respect for him. I don’t just knock them out — I also pick the round. I believe I will dismantle both of them, Chad’s a 5’6″ overblown, he should be a 135er, but he’s gone past that limit now. Now he’s just a little small bodybuilder that’s stuck in the 145-pound division, he gets tired quick. He’s 5’6″, a 65-inch reach, I have an eight-inch reach advantage on him, I would tower over him. So I’d maul Chad. Jose, again, I feel he’s in that pattern of deterioration, so again another easy win. The division seems to be full of rookies and has-beens. So I’m just enjoying myself, collecting these checks on my way, eliminating each one.”