UFC Quick Quote: Conor McGregor wants to be viewed ‘in the same light' as Anderson Siva

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UFC featherweight Conor McGregor is setting the bar awfully high for himself as he tells an Irish news outlet that his goal by age 30 is to be viewed "in the same light" as longtime UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva.

"It makes no difference who I fight. It will be the same outcome. First round and it will be over. It's not going past a minute. My US debut...it's going to be insane ... By the time I'm 30, I'll be the pound-for-pound champion and I'll be considered in the same light as Anderson Silva. That's six years from now ... I'm doing this to secure my family's future. I don't have kids right now, but when I do decide to I want them to come into a good life."

-- Irish mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Conor McGregor tells Irish news outlet Independent that his goal by the time he reaches age 30 is to be viewed "in the same light" as reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Currently at the young age of 24, McGregor statements mean he has absolutely no intentions of losing for at least the next six years and plans on matching or surpassing Silva's recording-setting win-streak, which currently sits at 16-straight UFC fights. That's an ambitious goal for a fighter who has only competed inside the Octagon once against average competition. It would seem McGregor will truly face the pressure cooker in his next bout when he travels to the United States for the first time to take on Andy Ogle at the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut card on Aug. 17, 2013 in Boston, Mass., however, "Notorious" is exasperating with confidence and is predicting another victory in the first minute of the first round.

Are McGregor's goals achievable given his potential and skill set? Or is the brash Irishman beaming with misplaced confidence and setting goals he can't possibly achieve?

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