Conor McGregor to watch UFC London and wants title fight against winner of Leon Edwards vs Kamaru Usman | The Sun

CONOR McGREGOR could be in at UFC 286 in London with his eyes on the welterweight title.

Britain's Leon Edwards defends the strap against Kamaru Usman on Saturday night just six months after his head kick knockout over the American.

And McGregor may be in the house to watch his team-mate Gunnar Nelson in action while on business trip for his Black Forge Inn pub.

He said on The MMA Hour: "I'd like a welterweight title shot. So I would like that. I am definitely ready for 170lb.

"I'd like to see myself in there again and see what happens with that division. I'd like to get in and see what's going on in there.

“I may be present for the card, we are making moves at the Black Forge in London, so I was scheduled to go out there so after this.


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"Gunni’s also on the card so it would be good to see him live. It would be good to watch that welterweight title for sure.”

McGregor, 34, has been sidelined since July 2021 after suffering a broken leg against Dustin Poirier, 34.

But he is due to return in a comeback bout against Michael Chandler, 36, after the pair coached on reality show The Ultimate Fighter.

The fight has no confirmed date yet or location, with the weight also yet to be determined.

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But McGregor wants to move up from lightweight to welterweight, where Edwards, 30, and Usman, 35, are set to complete their trilogy decider.

The Irishman has called for at least two fights in 2023 having had just three bouts in as many years.

He said: “I can see it moving pretty fast when it moves. We’re gearing up and there’s a lot going on behind the scenes and all, but I feel it will move fast.

"There’s no issue why it shouldn’t move fast. So I assume late summer [for Chandler], maybe a little bit later depending — I would like that.

"And then of course, that’s still half the year left. I wish for consistency. I’m working for consistency.

"Like I said before, I’ve had this on-off thing for a couple of years and it’s been frustrating, but be it for different reasons.  

"But I’d like to just get past that and just get into this consistency bracket. And I feel I will, I feel I can, and I’m excited for it.”

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