UFC megastar Conor McGregor took to Twitter and gave fans an insight into a decision he wished he had taken. Chiefly, the Irishman expressed a minor sense of regret over not chasing the welterweight title during his iconic rise to power. McGregor would have liked to have been the first fighter to capture three UFC titles before he boxed Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor referenced Tyron Woodley’s first match-up against Steven Thompson as the fight that inspired the aforementioned tweet. The former welterweight champion in Tyron clapped back on Twitter to Conor.
Conor’s aforementioned thirst to have held three championships comes right after the four-year anniversary of his UFC 205 appearance. McGregor starched Eddie ‘The Underground King’ Alvarez to become the first to hold two belts simultaneously. It seems as though the anniversary of this milestone has led to some introspection on Conor’s part.
Not to mention, he also brought the first-ever MMA event to New York’s Madison Square Garden back at UFC 205. His stock was as high as it could be, and it seemed like there was nothing that could slow McGregor down. Moreover, despite some losses he’s suffered, it has done very little to derail his stardom in any way.
Becoming the first to capture three titles would arguably be one of the biggest feats accomplished across MMA. Additionally, this is a viable reality when considering that he’s had good success in the UFC’s welterweight division. McGregor’s last fight was against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone back in January 2020.
‘The Notorious’ threw the kitchen sink at Cerrone and he finished ‘Cowboy‘ in just 40 seconds. His performance at welterweight proved that he has what it takes to scrap against the very best of the division. Moreover, he also holds a win over a well-sized 170-pounder in Nate Diaz. Despite the fact that both the aforementioned fighters are former lightweights, McGregor has undeniably shown promise.
Fans are skeptical as to Conor’s success rate should he fight anyone from the current top five in the 170-pound division. Although McGregor is no slouch on the ground, the division’s elite is chalked with treacherous grapplers.
Fighters like Leon Edwards, Colby Covington, Gilbert Burns, and the champion Kamaru Usman will certainly look to drag Conor McGregor to the canvas. However, it hasn’t been wise to count out ‘The Notorious’ who’s built a career out of defying the odds.
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