Conor McGregor has revealed he is going 'to keep going up' in weight classes in the UFC as he spoke of his plans after recovery from his broken leg injury.
The Irishman has fought in three weight divisions previously at featherweight, welterweight and most recently at lightweight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, and has won a world title in two of those classes.
With his future uncertain after his most recent defeat, McGregor has also hinted at returning to the boxing ring having been called out by the likes of YouTube star Jake Paul, in addition to pursuing a fourth fight with lightweight rival Poirier in the cage.
But McGregor has now opened a new avenue upon his return to action revealing he would like to 'keep moving up' the scales and compete at middleweight, comparing his own story to current fighter Kelvin Gastelum.
“What else can I do? I just have to take it day by day, you know what I mean? I’m looking forward to getting back in," McGregor revealed on his Instagram Live.
"You know, I’m watching all these little fools talking and that, little middleweights they are, little former middleweights.
"Yeah, Kelvin Gastelum‘s five-foot-nine, 71-inch reach. I’m actually bigger, physically set than Kelvin. And he’s fighting up at middleweight.
"I’m gonna just keep going up, you know what I mean? I don’t know what weight I am now, but I’m about to see what I am at the scales. And then just go from there, day by day.”
"I'm doing every thing I physically can do and whatever the doctors are telling me to get back, although I am nervous with people saying 'look what happened to Chris Weidman'.
"But right now I feel confident and I am staying healthy and fresh."
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McGregor has also hinted at another venture to welterweight where he could try and force a title shot against current UFC champion Kamaru Usman, who has recently defeated Jorge Masvidal in his previous outing.
Former UFC middleweight Michael Bisping has also backed McGregor to receive an immediate title shot upon his return suggesting that the Irishman could face the winner of a fight between Poirier and current lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
"If Dustin Poirier becomes the champion by then he will get a title shot because if he beats Charles Oliveira and wins the title, and that's a big if, that's going to be Conor's next fight, I would have assumed," Bisping revealed on his podcast Believe You Me.
"It'd be very interesting if it wasn't, I don't see why it would make news to be honest, it's just logical, but the big factor is whether or not Dustin is the champ by then.
"If Dustin wins the belt, then Conor fights for the belt and if Dustin doesn't then he doesn't because there's no way he's going in for a title fight unless it's Dustin Poirier."
McGregor has been continuing to provide outside-of-the-cage antics to fans in recent weeks, being shut down by Bisping who aimed a 'ruined legacy' jibe at the Irishman after their social media feud.
The 33-year-old has also been called out by UFC legend Rampage Jackson who has revealed he would like to 'slap some sense' into McGregor after his recent public outbursts.
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