Conor McGregor has issued his thoughts on this past weekend’s UFC 284 main event between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski. The two champions headlined the pay-per-view (PPV) from Australia, where Makhachev put his lightweight title up for grabs against the 145-pound king Volkanovski.
In the end, Makhachev landed the decision victory after a very close and hard-fought battle between the two top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. The fight was so close, in fact, that many believe Volkanovski should have received the decision nod and crowned the new champion at 155 pounds.
Conor McGregor Gives Kudos to Makhachev and Volkanovski After UFC 284 Thriller
All eyes were on the main event this past weekend, including those of former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The Irishman took to Twitter to reveal that he was, in fact, watching, and praised both Makhachev and Volkanovski for their performances. He added that he wishes he would’ve attended the event live.
“That was a great fight last night lads! No loser there just winners. The Ozzie and the Ozzie’s showed out and I fucking loved seeing it! Perth looks fuckin’ tasty too, now I see why so many Irish are there. I should’ve went out, former titles on the line 🌞 congrats all at @ufc”
Conor McGregor is ready to make his return to championship pursuits and is set to bring his charisma and skill to the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). He has been named as one of two coaches, set to square off opposite Michael Chandler. The coaching rivalry between McGregor and Chandler will heat up the competition, leading to a highly anticipated showdown after the show’s conclusion. Fans can expect to see McGregor bring his A-game and fire to the TUF Octagon, as he looks to prove his dominance in the sport once again.
It has been well over a year since McGregor has fought inside the Octagon, suffering a broken leg in his last outing against Dustin Poirier at lightweight. There has been much speculation about McGregor and Chandler’s outing taking place at welterweight. It will be interesting to see how things play out for McGregor moving forward should he decide to go after the title at 155 pounds again, or attempt to win gold at welterweight.