McGregor at Anfield
Anfield has just confirmed the rights to have boxing and music events for the first time ever. I lost my last fight, Conor lost his. We’re both from Europe, he’s a Liverpool fan, I’m a Liverpool fan. I’ve spoken in the past about how I want to sell out a stadium in my home town. He spoke about Croke Park but I think Croke Park will be for the final fight of his career, his retirement fight.
But until then, he’s spoken about wanting to fight for the welterweight belt and I obviously want my rematch so if I fight Conor, then the winner could potentially get a shot at the belt after Colby and Woodley fight or Woodley and Usman fight.
I’m still the number two in the division. Conor has fought at 170lb before. Why couldn’t we get on? The two biggest stars in Europe, both experts in striking at one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.
No arena is big enough. Anfield could hold 70 – 75,000 people.
The site crashed when I was fighting at the Echo. It had 70,000 ticket requests. I’d sell it myself but with a powerhouse name like Conor, we’d sell that out in seconds.
Staying At Welterweight
I’ve spoken with my coach, Colin. He thinks I should stay at welterweight. My last fight I made 169 and it was easy enough. He thinks that the time to go to middleweight is maybe in a year or so. I was always take his advice, I know he’s thinking the best for me.
I’m still the no. 2 in the welterweight division and myself and Conor have both just had defeats but we’re the two biggest stars in Europe. I’m not talking about a Vegas fight or the T-Mobile arena or anything like that. I’m talking about Anfield.
It’s not about the money fight with Conor, it’s about two of the biggest stars in Europe, the two best strikers in the UFC fighting at one of the most iconic stadiums on earth. Why couldn’t we sell it out?
I know I’d have Conor. It’s not a question of ‘I think I’d have him’ – I know I would. What it’s about is me and him fighting in such an iconic stadium and the hype and eyes it would bring would just be unbelievable.
I haven’t spoken to his camp at all, although I know them quite well. I know Owen (Roddy), I know Cian Cowley, Peter Quelly, James Gallagher and I know Artem (Lobov) as well. This is just me being a straight shooter calling him out.
He’s going to want to do it, there’s no way he’s not. I don’t see why he wouldn’t.
I think it could happen. I see no reason why it couldn’t happen.
McGregor’s not afraid of a fight and neither am I. He’s a man of manifestation and so am I, so why can’t we manifest it into a reality.
Ben Askren Barbs
This curly head f*ck might be respected in One FC but he’s not respected in UFC but of curse I’ve got interest in fighting him. If he’s unbeaten and he’s on this pedestal as this ‘God of MMA’ like he makes out to be, why wouldn’t I want to fight him and test myself against the best.
I already said that he’s got a better resume than me, he’s older, in the wrestling world he’s a legend, yes. But that doesn’t mean I’m scared of him. I’m not scared of any man, especially not him. I’m not scared of his wrestling but I bet you any money he’s scared of my striking.