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UFC 180: 'Nuts' Conor McGregor announces Diego Sanchez fight in Mexico that (unfortunately) isn't happening

Jared Wickerham

Earlier this week, surging featherweight phenom Conor McGregor promised an eventual move to the lightweight division, because he doesn't like making the brutal cut down to 145 pounds.

But I don't think anyone was expecting it to be next month in Mexico.

That's why most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were caught off guard when the "Notorious" lightning rod announced he was fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180, despite the fact that "The Nightmare" was already booked to throw hands opposite Norman Parke.

McGregor and Sanchez have serious beef dating back to 2013.

While the Irishman probably had a good laugh trolling his Twitter followers, UFC President Dana White was quick to shoot down the announcement, insisting McGregor was "nuts" and would not be moving to lightweight just yet.

McGregor, fresh off a first-round finish over Dustin Poirier last month in Las Vegas (watch it), still has unfinished business as a featherweight.

In fact, "Notorious" is expected to be in attendance for the Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 145-pound title fight later this month in Brazil, and could be paired off against the winner, depending on what happens in this fight.

Sorry Diego ... maybe next year?

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