Conor McGregor's plan to take over the world one weight class at a time is in full swing. The dude has already stated that he wants to own all belts from 145 - 170 lbs. He's kicking that off with UFC 196, in which he's trying to snag the lightweight belt from Rafael dos Anjos.
But now, his coach Coach Kavanagh has dropped a bomb that would be utterly amazing about McGregor's future fighting in higher weight classes.
Here's what he said in his column with The 42...
"Speaking of welterweights, I've seen that rumours of Conor fighting Robbie Lawler for the 170lbs belt at UFC 200 on 9 July have been gathering momentum. It's not something we have discussed specifically but after Conor wins the lightweight belt, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the next fight is for the welterweight belt.
"If that's what Conor wants to do, I'll absolutely support that move. I think that would be fantastic. We're already talking about making history in a few weeks, but can you imagine what it will be like if Conor is the champion in three weight classes by the summer?"
Kavanagh went on to remark that despite his ability to make featheweight, McGregor's unusual body shape could make him a pretty reasonable welterweight given the right training:
"As time goes on, it's harder to predict what will happen in the future. Conor has a sort of unusual body type in that even though he can make featherweight, he's still a very big lightweight. Given some time, as well as a bit of strength and conditioning work, he could also be a force at welterweight. This is an interesting time."
What do you think?
Should Conor fight as a welterweight?
(Via: Bloody Elbow)