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Conor McGregor wants UFC welterweight title shot

Celebrated fighter Conor McGregor wants a welterweight title shot should he defeat Michael Chandler later this year.

The former UFC double-champ is easing his way back into the octagon after breaking his leg against perennial challenger Dustin Poirier in July 2021.
Part of his reintroduction is his appearance is a coach on The Ultimate Fighter across from Chandler, with the pair set to face off following the season finale later this year.

While the UFC is yet to confirm the weight division for the fight, McGregor told MMA aficionado Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that he's "at 170" after which he confirmed he would like a title shot should he dismantle the dangerous Chandler.

"Yeah, I'd like that," said the Irishman, he went on to reveal that he'll be in London for the welterweight title fight between defending champion Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman this Saturday.

As for the leg itself, McGregor confirmed that the steel pin inserted and his recovery have filled him with confidence.
"Thank God for my surgeons, the doctors, the UFC care and the setup that I got… I was able to recover from it," continued the 34-year-old.
"I got the bar in the leg, I'm able to brace with it, I'm able to kick with it. I'm kicking hard, I'm kicking fast. You best believe I'm looking to take this guy out with the steel bar in my leg, for sure.
"My skill level has gone way up, even in the last camps. So I'm excited and confident, not to necessarily prove those people [the doubters] wrong,but to prove my supporters correct."

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