Conor McGregor has big plans for 2016 following his 13 second knockout of Jose Aldo at UFC 194.
McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour this past week that he thinks McGregor will move up to lightweight and fight for the title against the winner of Rafael Dos Anjos – Donald Cerrone in either March or April.
Then, McGreogr plans to defend his featherweight championship against Frankie Edgar at UFC 200.
“I do think the next one will be lightweight for the belt. Maybe that’s going to be around April. March, April – something like that. … Maybe that and then July, UFC 200,” he said. “Maybe he’ll defend the featherweight belt against Frankie on that card… He’s never gonna wait until July. Even if I was to suggest it or encourage it, I know it’s a pointless effort.”
Kavanagh explained that following UFC 200, the UFC will give other fighters a chance to fight McGregor, but they’re going to have to be patient in order to fight him.
“Everybody’s time will come. Everybody will get their shot against him. People have to be a little patient, but it definitely will come,” he noted.
McGregor (19-2) is currently on a 15-fight winning streak. The UFC should make it official next week if McGregor is 100 percent getting a title shot for the lightweight title.
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