Conor McGregor rules out fight with Islam Makhachev

Conor McGregor rules out fight with Islam Makhachev

Former dual UFC champion Conor McGregor plans to fight for the title after defeating Michael Chandler, but is not in contention for the lightweight belt held by Islam Makhachev.

“Welterweight only,” the Irishman said on the latest episode of The MMA Hour. “I’m going to fight at welterweight, that’s out of the question, and yes, I would like to fight the winner of the fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. Maybe I will even be present at the UFC 286 tournament. Moreover, my teammate Gunnar Nelson fights on the card. I would love to watch his fight and title fight live.”

Previously, that the fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler will take place in the lightweight category, said the President of the UFC, Dana white.

Both fighters are currently filming the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, where competing teams train, and their duel has not yet been officially announced.

As for Islam Makhachev, in a recent interview he stated that he did not believe in the fight between McGregor and Chandler, but expressed his readiness to defend the title against the Irishman if the UFC wanted it.

The welterweight title fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman will headline UFC 286 in London on March 18.