Conor McGregor has taken to Twitter, as usual, to put himself forward as the replacement opponent for Diego Sanchez at UFC 180.
It comes in the wake of the news that Joe Lauzon would be pulling out his fight with Sanchez, for as of yet undisclosed reasons.
McGregor has stated previously that he plans on being a two weight division champion, so a move up to lightweight would start now.
The McGregor Show
With a future shot at the Featherweight title already decided, but with a long wait ahead of him, he's looking to move on already.
He tweeted earlier: "UFC 178 - The McGregor Show. UFC 179 - The McGregor Show. UFC 180 - Just say the word and its done... @lorenzofertitta @danawhite."
This comes in reference to his win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, that he's been leading the media charge with Chad Mendes at UFC 179 (where's he's not even competing) and well hopefully, a clash with Sanchez at UFC 180.
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The perfect hype fighter
McGregor seems to be the buzzword for the UFC right now and it's obvious why he's so popular with fans and Dana White.
Loud mouthed, charismatic, ready-to-go fighter that will fight all comers. He's the perfect fighter for them to build a division around.
Jose Aldo may be one of the best MMA fighters in the world today but he only speaks Portuguese and is hard to market outside of Brazil, while Mendes just doesn't have that edge like McGregor.
Return to Boston instead?
McGregor may not get his wish granted though, with the UFC reportedly looking to set him up with Denis Siver at their Boston event on January 18th 2015.
The two have been going back and forth with each other for a while now over interviews and social media so it makes sense for the fight to be made.
It won't be quite the firecracker or have as much intrigue as a fight with Sanchez, but it'll definitely keep him occupied until he gets his title shot.
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