‘Let’s Do 2 Belts!’- Conor McGregor Has a Surprise Proposition for UFC 264

Published 04/17/2021, 2:32 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 04: Conor McGregor poses for cameras following a press conference for UFC 229 at Park Theater at Park MGM on October 04, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 06 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor will enter one of the biggest fights of his career at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier. But McGregor wants to raise the stakes even further as he wants the UFC to introduce two-belts for his trilogy fight against ‘The Diamond’. ‘The Notorious’ previously asked the promotion to introduce a McGregor belt.

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Now, he has gone one step ahead as he wants the promotion to re-affirm his status as the first simultaneous two-division champion in UFC history. Apart from the McGregor belt, he wants an RMF belt on the line.

The Irish fighter tweeted, “Let’s do two belts actually @ufc. Champ Champ always does two. We’ve got “The McGregor Belt” currently in creation, and now we’ve got the all new “RMF” belt. “The Richest Motherf**ker Belt”. This way we can put both the rubies and the emeralds to good use.

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McGregor confirmed his status as the champ-champ when he defeated Eddie Alvarez in scintillating fashion at UFC 205 in 2016. However, he has fought only three times in the UFC since. Unsurprisingly, his inactivity has taken a toll on his pedigree as a fighter. McGregor has dropped two out of his last three bouts.

Is Conor McGregor still an elite lightweight?

McGregor’s last two defeats inside the Octagon have both come at the 155lbs division. Losses to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, and Dustin Poirier in 2021, have substantially stained his record. His score with Poirier is now set at 1-1 as he has a win over the Louisiana native dating back to 2014.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Though his legacy as the biggest draw in UFC history will be unmatched, a win is a must for the Irish fighter in the trilogy fight if he is to re-affirm to the fans that he is still a top-level fighter. It remains to be seen if ‘The Notorious‘ still possesses the hunger that made him a ‘Champ-Champ’.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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