Conor McGregor is still months away from competing again but the Irish superstar is definitely fired up while declaring his intention to fight for UFC gold once he’s back.
The former two-division champion has been sidelined since July when he suffered a gruesome broken leg in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier. McGregor has been rehabilitating with the intention of returning to the octagon by mid-2022 and he’s confident a title shot will be waiting for him.
“I’m facing whoever the f*ck has that lightweight title next. Deal with it,” McGregor wrote in response to an article predicting what was next for him.
“Take off your goggles and mark the trilogy [with Dustin Poirier] ‘unfinished.’ Deal with that too. The rest mentioned, after this. Deal. With. It.”
McGregor last fought for a UFC title in 2018 when he suffered a fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Overall, McGregor has gone 1-3 in his past four fights with the last loss coming against Poirier in their trilogy fight after he suffered the broken leg at the end of the first round, which obviously stopped the contest.
Right now, Poirier is getting ready to face Charles Oliveira in the main event at UFC 269 on Dec. 11 with the winner of that fight expected to clash with Justin Gaethje in 2022.