This bout is going to be contested at welterweight, but McGregor says he could beat Cerrone at any weight.
“I know, I could have (made his life more difficult),” he said to ESPN (via Simon Head of MMA Junkie). “I just don’t think he looks well at 155. He’s a 170 fighter. I’d beat him at any weight. I’d beat him if I had the flu. I don’t need that. I just want to focus on my training and keep me sharp. I don’t want to cut and then build, and then cut. I’m happy where I’m at.”
McGregor is in need of a win badly, as the former two division champion hasn’t picked up a victory in over three years.
The fighter, who has held gold at featherweight and lightweight, says there are plenty of great options for him at welterweight.
“170 is an exciting one for me,” he said. “I like 170. I like what’s going on in the 170 division at the minute. You’ve got Jorge with that (“BMF”) belt, you’ve got the other guys fighting for the belt. I like all of what’s going on at 170, and I feel good at 170. I feel energetic – it’s what I weigh and that’s it. It opens up so many more options, right?”
UFC 246 takes place on Saturday, January 18 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.
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