Conor McGregor apparently can’t resist the urge to call out practically every big name fighter in the UFC, and the latest to come into his crosshairs was featherweight kingpin Alexander Volkanovski.
“Ask my bollox that little sausage volkonovski is no way p4p 1,” McGregor wrote on Twitter after UFC 293 on Saturday night. “Silly. That’s quick work for me. 100% accuracy work. Readable. Hittable. Hurtable.
“I like he has this title tho we should fight at some stage so the FW goats will have all faced off and let there be no debate.”
Apparently Volkanovski liked the idea of putting McGregor’s words into action and so he’s since issued him a challenge to fight him next year.
“Let’s do it at #UFC300 @TheNotoriousMMA,” Volkanovski wrote.
Despite all the talk the chances of McGregor ever fighting again at 145lbs seem incredible remote, and in fact McGregor separately told a fan at the weekend that he wanted his next fight to be at 185lbs.
That caught the attention of the man McGregor had been expected to fight next, Michael Chandler, who made it clear he’s more than willing to face him at middleweight, even though he’s a lightweight.
“185 would be great…finally an easy cut after 22 years of hard weight cutting. #seeyousoon,” Chandler wrote on McGregor.
Perhaps McGregor has other plans at 185lbs though, as when asked by a fan whether he’d be interested in moving up to the division now that Sean Strickland has been crowned champion, ‘The Notorious’ replied, “No mess, I’d fancy it.”
So, a lot of talk from McGregor, but as things stand there’s still silence on when he’ll actually re-enroll in USADA’s mandatory six-month drug-testing program in order to pave the way for his return to the Octagon.