"He's too small. It's that simple. Every shot would cripple him. It would break his whole, entire life, so I don't really think he's in the question. I giggle at his numbers; his numbers are really, really low. Really poor. If I could make bantamweight and take that belt, then it would be reason. But, I'd prefer the lightweight belt."
Although he's gunning for one, interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight titleholder Conor McGregor shoots down the possibility of a "super" fight with current 135-pound ruler and "snake in the grass" T.J. Dillashaw (via Bloody Elbow).
The pair's rivalry, which dates back to Feb. 2015, was re-ignited over the summer on the set of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 reality show after "Notorious" eluded to the fact that "The Viper" was hellbent on leaving his Team Alpha Male (TAM) buddy Urijah Faber high and dry to train with exiled coach Duane Ludwig.
The aforementioned betrayal later occurred in October -- and "red-panty night" was celebrated -- with Dillashaw shipping off from Sacramento, Calif., to Denver, Colo., to train with the likes of Clay Guida and Matt Brown at Elevation Fight Team.
As it stands, the 29-year-old only checks in at a height two inches shorter than the 5'9" Irishman, but he would likely give up much in the way of size and strength. If this bout was to ever come to fruition, catchweight would be the way to go.
Both men have big fish to fry at the end of the day as Dillashaw is set to make his third title defense against former 135-pound king Dominick Cruz in a UFC Fight Night 81 headliner in January, while McGregor will look to unify the featherweights belts when he meets Jose Aldo at the star-studded UFC 194 pay-per-view (PPV) in December.