Coach Open To Conor McGregor Fighting Robbie Lawler At UFC 200
Fox Sports – Rumors have been swirling for weeks that if Conor McGregor is successful in his bid to win the lightweight title from Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 in March that his next fight could be for a third belt at UFC 200 in July.
McGregor has spoken previously about the possibility of moving up another weight class and fighting Robbie Lawler for the title and it appears his coach is on board with the idea as well.
“I’ve seen that rumors of Conor fighting Robbie Lawler for the 170-pound belt at UFC 200 on July 9 have been gathering momentum. It’s not something we have discussed specifically but after Conor wins the lightweight belt, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if the next fight is for the welterweight belt,” McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh wrote in a post on The 42 on Thursday.
“If that’s what Conor wants to do, I’ll absolutely support that move. I think that would be fantastic. We’re already talking about making history in a few weeks, but can you imagine what it will be like if Conor is the champion in three weight classes by the summer?”
I am sure this rumor has gained traction because everything Conor touches turns to gold. If Conor going up one weight class at a time makes the UFC money, Conor McGregor will go up one weight class at a time to make the UFC money. Any other fighter would have to clean out the division before he was allowed to entertain a shot at the next belt. Conor gets to call his own shots though because money talks and so does McGregor. The UFC caught lightening in a bottle with the Irishman and they keep crossing their fingers that the momentum continues. I hope nobody is looking past Rafael dos Anjos because he has the power to take somebodies head off. Timing is everything because all of the champs Conor has in mind are his size or smaller. If George St. Pierre was champ Conor wouldn’t even entertain the idea of fighting at 170.