A week before Conor McGregor attempts to make history and become the first simultaneous two-weight UFC champion when he takes on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York, the brash Irishman is already planning to wipe out the entire lightweight division.
Having already beaten the who’s who of the featherweight division culminating in being crowned the champion last December at UFC 194 when he beat José Aldo, McGregor is aiming to clear out the 155lb weight class starting with current champion Alvarez.
Speaking in a vlog posted on The Mac Life YouTube channel, McGregor believes becoming a two-weight champion will only be the beginning.
“I’m going to kill them all,” McGregor said. “(I’m) very excited and at the same time calm. Calm and excited. We’re going to go out there and put on a showcase. Stake my claim. What can they say now? Two belts. What I said, I did. We’re very excited about the future. We’re only starting here. There’s a lot more coming.”
Having a pretty flawless record during his tenure in the UFC, with the only blemish coming against Nate Diaz at UFC 196, McGregor feels his unrelenting work ethic is what his peers lack and which is why they won’t get the big bucks.
“I only had a five-round war with a guy three times the size of me, and now I’m back again, and all I hear is complaining, (expletive), moaning,” McGregor said. “You want this money? You want this? You want what I got? You got to put in the (expletive) work. And as far as I’m seeing, nobody’s putting in the work.
“Everybody’s talking. Everybody’s thinking, ‘Just because Conor has it, I should have it.’ No, no. I didn’t always have it. There’s a reason why I have it. I had to work my (expletive) bollocks off to get it, and here I am still working while they’re talking.”
McGregor has a reputation of fighting any man at any weight on any notice and has routinely had opponents changed at the last minute. His willingness to step up to the plate and win is what allows him to back up everything he says time and time again.
He adds: “Who is going out there, time and time again, back to back to back to back, putting it all on the line and continuing to show up? They all say I’m all talk. I look at them and say they’re all talk, because I’m the one in here fighting every week.”