Conor McGregor vs. Diego Danchez fight 'will happen' at welterweight according to 'Notorious'

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Conor McGregor is confident that his much-desired opportunity to take on Diego Sanchez will happen at welterweight. In fact, he's already contacted UFC matchmakers to make it happen.

Conor McGregor recently said he'd love the chance to tango with current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Diego Sanchez, despite Diego's belief that ZUFFA matchmakers won't allow him to destroy the promotion's international golden boy.

The two have been trading shots across interviews and social media, with Diego labeling "Notorious" a "pipsqueak" who he'd love to silence, while McGregor claims Sanchez would be an "easy money" fight.

And according to the fiery Irishman (via Twitter), should his recent request to UFC matchmakers be granted, the two will have the chance to settle their beef in a fight that will go down in the welterweight division (of all places).

While the fight would be interesting, it's rather odd to see that Conor wants the bout to take place at 170 pounds, a division he's yet to compete in during his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, spending most of his time fighting at lightweight and featherweight.

Perhaps he's counting on Diego coming in "fat" and out of shape.

Sanchez made it point to prove Conor wrong for his comments regarding his weight by coming in tip-top shape for his recent 155-pound war against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166, a fight that saw him keep a incredible pace for three grueling rounds in a losing effort (see it again here).

Whether or not Sanchez can still keep that pace up in a 170-pound bout as he's done in the past, remains to be seen.

Apparently, "Notorious" is getting closer to finding out firsthand, perhaps in front of his hometown crowd, if Diego gets his way.

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