Conor McGregor has achieved some unprecedented feet in the sports of MMA. He played a crucial part in making UFC what it is today. He became the first UFC fighter to hold two UFC titles in different divisions simultaneously.
He also became the first UFC fighter to jump over to the boxing world and fight the greatest boxer of this generation, Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest events ever.
But, there is one more achievement is left for McGregor that can separate him from any other MMA fighters in UFC history. Following McGregor’s champ-champ trend, UFC champions such as Daniel Cormier, Henry Cejudo, and Amanda Nunes have become UFC’s two-division champions.
However, there has not been a three-division champion in UFC so far. If Conor McGregor can beat Dustin Poirier, and then go on to beat Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title then he would go into the history books as the most accomplished mixed martial artist of all time.
Considering the fact that Kamaru Usman has called out Conor McGregor on multiple occasions it should not be a difficult task for the Notorious to convince Dana White to make this fight happen.
However, Conor McGregor seems uninterested in the call-outs of Kamaru Usman for the time being. In a recent interview with ESPN, when Stephen A Smith mentioned the call outs from Kamaru Usman, Conor McGregor shrugged him off and stated:
“F**k him. He is a bum of a thing. Don’t mind him.”
Conor McGregor does have his eyes on the UFC welterweight title
Kamaru Usman recently defends his title against Jorge Masvidal in a rematch at UFC 261. The Nigerian Nightmare brutally knocked out Masvidal to end their rivalry, something that caught McGregor’s attention as he tweeted:
“Usman even copying my shots now. Am I to fight this guy at some stage?
I think so. Can’t be copying my words and my shots and not get a smack for it. I like 170. It’s mine soon”
So it’s needless to say that McGregor does have his target set on the UFC welterweight division. However, at this point, McGregor has a huge task ahead of him in the lightweight division.
Conor McGregor must beat Dustin Poirier, the only man who has a KO win over him. It’s very likely that if McGregor wins he would go on to fight Charles Oliveira for the UFC lightweight title.
And if Conor McGregor regains his lightweight throne then who will be saying no to him if he wishes to move up to the welterweight division and achieve yet another unprecedented milestone.