Coach Wouldn’t Be Surprised If Conor McGregor Fought Robbie Lawler At UFC 200

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will attempt to make history in just a few weeks as he aims to become the first man to simultaneously hold titles in two different weight classes. The “Notorious” one will take on reigning lightweight king Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of March 5’s UFC 196 from Las

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UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will attempt to make history in just a few weeks as he aims to become the first man to simultaneously hold titles in two different weight classes.

The “Notorious” one will take on reigning lightweight king Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of March 5’s UFC 196 from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Despite having an extremely tall order in front of him, could we possible see McGregor challenge for a third world title as early as this summer? His head coach John Kavanagh wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that way:

“I’ve seen that rumors of Conor fighting Robbie Lawler for the 170-pound belt at UFC 200 on July 9 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,” McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh wrote in a post on The 42 on Thursday.

“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?”

Due to the fact that he cuts a tremendous amount of weight to fight at featherweight, moving to 155-pounds was likely from the onset for McGregor, and he’ll likely size up well with the lightweight elite.

That being said, moving up another 15 pounds to welterweight is a different story. Once again, Kavanagh isn’t worried, noting that with proper time McGregor could be a force at 170-pounds:

“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,” Kavanagh explained.

“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.”

While holding two titles at one time has been unheard of in the UFC, being a three-weight world champion just seems silly to even fathom about. If any man could do it, however, it would be the brash Irish knockout artist.

What do you think the future holds for McGregor?

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Eddie Alvarez: There’s A Simple Way To Beat Conor McGregor, But Nobody Seems To Be Doing It

According to UFC Lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez not only is there a way to beat UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, there’s a specific style that if correctly implemented, would make it look easy.

Alvarez spoke about the proper game plan…

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According to UFC Lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez not only is there a way to beat UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, there’s a specific style that if correctly implemented, would make it look easy.

Alvarez spoke about the proper game plan needed to beat “The Notorious” Irishman during his appearance on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour.”

“For me, it’s a very simple fight for [Rafael dos Anjos] to win, but he needs to implement a ground attack. If he don’t, I honestly feel like he can get knocked out, just like the other guys Conor was able to knock out. But he can’t allow it to be mostly of a striking [contest].

“I hate when guys who are from a BJJ background and a good wrestling background abandon their whole base and their whole fundamental because a lot of guys around them are telling them that they’re really good strikers. I hope RDA doesn’t do that. I hope he sticks to what he’s good at and wins the fight in a dominant fashion the way he can, the way I feel like a lot of guys can that aren’t doing it against Conor.”

The former Bellator Lightweight Champion elaborated when breaking down McGregor’s recent victory over Chad Mendes.

“There’s a simple way to win against this guy and nobody seems to be doing it. It’s really frustrating to watch. I feel like he’ll look foolish. I honestly feel it could be an embarrassment. It could be like everyone in the crowd going, ‘Wow, that was it? Why didn’t anybody else do that?’ It could be that surprising to people. That’s how I feel. We just haven’t seen him there.”

“Let’s talk about that for one second. Mendes is primarily a wrestler, correct? Primarily a wrestler. In order to implement a wrestling attack, it takes a ton of energy and a ton of conditioning and energy. You can’t roll off the couch and implement a wrestling attack against a guy. It’s just not going to happen. You need to be conditioned. You need to be in shape. If you’re a wrestler and you’re rolling off the couch and going to fight, essentially, you have no weapons. You have none. Your only weapon wrestling is no good because you’re not conditioned.”

In closing, Alvarez made it clear that he is frustrated and ready to see someone end the “whole goddamn spectacle” that is Conor McGregor.

“The guy hasn’t been in the fight we need to see him in. Nobody’s implemented an attack and when someone does, it’s over. This whole show’s over. The whole goddamn spectacle’s over. I don’t know why no one’s doing it. It’s very frustrating.”

Dana White Won’t Rule Out Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo II

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is in a position right now that he’s never been in before. He’s not the champion, and he doesn’t have his next fight lined up. Aldo has gone on record by saying that he wants a rematch with Conor McGregor after he lost to McGregor at UFC 194 via

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Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is in a position right now that he’s never been in before. He’s not the champion, and he doesn’t have his next fight lined up. Aldo has gone on record by saying that he wants a rematch with Conor McGregor after he lost to McGregor at UFC 194 via first-round TKO. However, the UFC has other plans in the works.

McGregor is set to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight title at UFC 196 then if McGregor wins at UFC 196; he will fight Frankie Edgar in his first featherweight title defense sometime in 2016.

UFC President Dana White recently spoke with ESPN.com.br about Jose Aldo’s future. According to White, he will talk with Aldo and decide what’s next for him.

“I love Jose (Aldo). I’ll call him today (Wednesday) and we’ll talk to decide who’s next for him,” said White.

White has already gone on record by saying that he doesn’t plan on giving Aldo an immediate rematch with McGregor. However, White changed his mind. When asked if the conversation would be about Aldo fighting for the title, White was emphatic. “Yes,” he replied.

Now, the speculation can begin. It’s possible that Aldo could take another fight, or he could wait for McGregor to take care of his business with dos Anjos and Edgar. Either way, the UFC is looking to book a rematch between Aldo and McGregor. 

What should the UFC do? Should Aldo wait for McGregor or should the promotion give Aldo another fight in the meantime? Let us know.

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Rafael dos Anjos: “Conor McGregor Is Going To Break Like A Girl”

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Rafael dos Anjos is feeling confident heading into his UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor. In an interview with the MMA Hour, dos Anjos spoke about his upcoming UFC Lightweight Championship fight against McGregor.

“If I have an opportunity to finish, I will finish, but I will feel him first. I want to hit him first a couple of times. I want him to feel my power, you know, because his thing is always having such a good time in the Octagon. Everything that he’s predicting has been happening, but I think this time his crystal ball is a little blurry. I think he’s not seeing well, and he’s going to feel the difference. I’m going to show him the bad part of the Octagon. I went through the good part and the bad part, but now I’m going to introduce him to the bad part.”

dos Anjos predicts he will end the fight in two or three rounds.

“My prediction is, I’m going to win for sure,” he said. “I don’t see how this guy can beat me. But, a prediction — this fight will not be five rounds. It’s going to be maybe three or two rounds. This guy, he’s not going to be able handle me for more than two rounds. He’s going to break. He’s going to break like a girl.”

UFC 196 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 5, 2016. What do you think will happen when McGregor and dos Anjos step into the octagon? Leave your predictions in the comments below.

Related: Conor McGregor Says He Will “Behead” Rafael dos Anjos: “He’s A Traitor”

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Rafael dos Anjos is feeling confident heading into his UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor. In an interview with the MMA Hour, dos Anjos spoke about his upcoming UFC Lightweight Championship fight against McGregor.

“If I have an opportunity to finish, I will finish, but I will feel him first. I want to hit him first a couple of times. I want him to feel my power, you know, because his thing is always having such a good time in the Octagon. Everything that he’s predicting has been happening, but I think this time his crystal ball is a little blurry. I think he’s not seeing well, and he’s going to feel the difference. I’m going to show him the bad part of the Octagon. I went through the good part and the bad part, but now I’m going to introduce him to the bad part.”

dos Anjos predicts he will end the fight in two or three rounds.

“My prediction is, I’m going to win for sure,” he said. “I don’t see how this guy can beat me. But, a prediction — this fight will not be five rounds. It’s going to be maybe three or two rounds. This guy, he’s not going to be able handle me for more than two rounds. He’s going to break. He’s going to break like a girl.”

UFC 196 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 5, 2016. What do you think will happen when McGregor and dos Anjos step into the octagon? Leave your predictions in the comments below.

Related: Conor McGregor Says He Will “Behead” Rafael dos Anjos: “He’s A Traitor”

Rafael dos Anjos: I’ll Smash Conor McGregor In K-1 Rules Fight

For those that thought Rafael dos Anjos would look for the takedown right away at UFC 196, think again. Lessons learned from Jose Aldo? UFC 196 stands to be the biggest event of 2016 so far with it’s star studded line up, and could potentially outshine any further PPV (pay-per-view) shows for the rest of

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For those that thought Rafael dos Anjos would look for the takedown right away at UFC 196, think again. Lessons learned from Jose Aldo?

UFC 196 stands to be the biggest event of 2016 so far with it’s star studded line up, and could potentially outshine any further PPV (pay-per-view) shows for the rest of the year. As well as the first title defense of women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm against Miesha Tate, UFC 196 houses a lightweight title fight for the ages. Rafael dos Anjos will look to take out the visiting featherweight champion Conor McGregor in the main event.

As is typical for any fight featuring McGregor, the trash talk has been frequent and controversial. Kicking the action off at the recent UFC 196 presser, ‘The Notorious’ angered dos Anjos’ team mate Fabricio Werdum with his slanderous comments. Accusing the lightweight champ of betraying his home nation of Brazil, McGregor declared he’d behead RDA come March 5.

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There was a bizarre and hilarious reaction by Fabricio Werdum to McGregor’s awards show rant yesterday, and now dos Anjos has been doing some talking for himself. Check out what he told The MMA Hour h/t MMAMania:

“This guy thinks because he dresses in expensive clothes and he drives nice cars that he has class, but he is classless. He has no class, he’s a lowlife. I can’t wait to go there. I’m not taking it personal, he’s an actor who is acting. Once I go there, I’m a straight guy, I don’t talk, I do. I’m going to go there and send him back home and to his division. He is going to have nightmares with the lightweight division for the rest of his life.”

RDA is not really known for his brash attitude, but it seems he has a severe disliking for McGregor. The subject then turned to how the fight will play out, as many believe the Irishman is the ‘superior’ striker:

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“I don’t agree. I think I can beat this guy anywhere. If I fight a jiu-jitsu match with him I will beat him. If I fight a karate match with him, I will beat him. If I fight K-1 rules I will beat him. I think I can beat him anywhere. I am going to do my job, I am going to do what I’ve always done. I’m going to break him standing, he’s going to feel very bad after I hit him hard several times. And if I want, I will take him down and smash him a bit on the ground. I am not going into this fight saying I’m not going to stand with Conor because I don’t think he brings anything different to me. I’m a better fighter everywhere than him.”

Easy money?

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Fabricio Werdum Reacts To Conor McGregor’s Rant With Hilarious Photo

As if his upcoming title fight with Rafael dos Anjos wasn’t surrounded by enough trash talk, Conor McGregor is now being slammed by the UFC heavyweight champion… UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will look to make history at UFC 196. The Irish striker goes up against the lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos on March 5,

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As if his upcoming title fight with Rafael dos Anjos wasn’t surrounded by enough trash talk, Conor McGregor is now being slammed by the UFC heavyweight champion…

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will look to make history at UFC 196. The Irish striker goes up against the lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos on March 5, 2016, and would become the first ever two-weight champion in the promotion’s history, if he’s able to overcome ‘RDA.’ Since the bout was announced in the wake of McGregor’s 13-second KO over Jose Aldo at UFC 194, the trash talk from ‘The Notorious’ has been at an all time high.

At the UFC 196 press conference, the featherweight champion described dos Anjos as a ‘bum version of Aldo,’ and stated he’d behead the Brazilian ‘traitor’ and drag his lifeless body through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. With all the weight of possibly making UFC history, and now the heated rivalry with ‘RDA,’ it seems ‘The Notorious’ is more than happy to pile all the pressure and expectations on to his own shoulders.

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But there’s another beef cooking through all this verbal warfare, and that’s with the UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. ‘Vai Cavalo’ didn’t like what he saw at the UFC 196 presser, and went on record as saying he would slap Conor McGregor for his disrespectful comments. Also a training partner of dos Anjos at Kings MMA, the pride of his home nation and the friendship with the lightweight champion have urged Werdum to trash talk a man nearly half his own weight.

But it’s not just the situation’s just mentioned, McGregor took it to a whole new level this weekend. Speaking during the Fighters Only MMA Awards, where he’d won ‘fighter of the year,’ ‘The Notorious’ blasted Werdum as a ‘p*ssy’ after he pulled out of his heavyweight title fight with Stipe Miocic when Cain Velasquez had also withdrawn.

The heavyweight champion’s response is simply hilarious. Check it out:

Skip to page 2 for the hilarious reaction from Fabricio Werdum…

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