Conor McGregor’s excitement is carrying over from his impressive win at UFC 178 over Dustin Poirier. Only a week after defeating the American, McGregor announced on Twitter that he will be leaping back inside the octagon. This time he claimed to be facing the UFC veteran Diego Sanchez.
” I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th. He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career. VIVA LA EIRE!!!” Tweeted McGregor.
Sanchez is already on the UFC 180 card scheduled to fight Norman Parke. Parke hails from Northern Ireland and is also an Ultimate Fighter winner. Speculation is that Parke may have re-injured his MCL. No sources had confirmed the Tweet of McGregor or an injury to Parke.
Then UFC President Dana White stopped the talk when asked about the subject stating “That kid is nuts. No he’s not. He wants to but he’s not.”
If it did happen neither of these fighters would allow this bout to go the distance. An exciting finish between two explosive athletes is the only foreseeable outcome. McGregor is 16-2 overall as an MMA fighter and four of those victories came inside the octagon. Sanchez is six years the elder of McGregor and holds a 27-7 record as an MMA athlete.
“The Nightmare” is 4-4 in his last eight bouts and is on the verge of being cut. His last fight was a split decision over Ross Pearson. which may have bout him a couple more fights in the UFC.
The Dublin, Ireland native won his fourth fight in the UFC by TKO in the first round. His exciting and dominating performance over Poirier has the UFC President Dana White considering McGregor’s attraction to be in the same company as George St.-Pierre and Brock Lesnar.