Conor McGregor's stock continued to climb last night (Sat., Dec. 12, 2015) at the UFC 194 pay-per-view (PPV) when he cold-cocked Jose Aldo (highlights) to lay claim to the undisputed UFC Featherweight championship.
"Notorious" stunned "Junior" with a left cross, which separated the former pound-for-pound superstar from his senses in just 13 seconds.
McGregor talked to the crew on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show about his 155-pound ambitions:
"I didn't say it was going to be my last one, but I would like to go up and fight for that 155-pound belt and replicate what I've done in the previous promotion. I would like to go up and face that 155-pound strap, so we'll see what's next but then I also respect the fact that Frankie [Edgar] got that nice win last night. If that's the proposal [fighting in Croke Park], 80,000 in Croke Park and bring Frankie out, that would be sweet. If they have Croke Park and they want him, I'll take that, no problem. Times are good. The options are there."
"The Answer" would make an excellent option for his first title defense at Featherweight, but a champion vs. champion tilt is hard to argue against.
Especially when you consider he trashed the upcoming Lightweight title main event combatants on UFC on FOX 17 next weekend (Sat., Dec. 19, 2015), Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone, at a recent "GO BIG" press conference event.
Factor in a humongous stadium show in Dublin before a legion of rowdy Irish fans and you've got a serious money-making event.
Another factoid that may play an important factor in whether McGregor decides to stay at 145 pounds is the weight cut. The 27-year-old is arguably the biggest Featherweight in the division and has a frame that's more befitting for the Lightweight class.
There's a lot that needs to be sorted out before any decisions are made, but Edgar is sure to be included on discussions regarding the Featherweight title picture from here on out, following his drubbing (highlights) of Chad Mendes at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale last Friday.
For now, McGregor gets to revel in his fortunes after a monstrous and incredibly successful calendar year concludes in a few weeks.
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