Conor McGregor's rival has ominous warning for rest of UFC

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You'd think that, having taken just 13 seconds to defeat Jose Aldo at UFC 196, Conor McGregor wouldn't face too many questions about his fighting prowess.

In moving up a weight level for his next bout, however, to fight Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197, the Irish superstar has left himself open to questions over his ability to jump from the featherweight class.


But, somewhat surprisingly, one of McGregor's rivals has come to his defence today, arguing the biggest draw in UFC will actually be more dangerous at the heavier weight.


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Urijah Faber, the founder of Team Alpha Male and no stranger to verbal jousts with McGregor in recent times, made the claim when speaking to Jonathan Shrager of The Underground.

"To be honest, Conor has that knockout power, and being a little bit bigger, he's going to be even more dangerous," Faber explained, via Fox Sports, after crediting McGregor's ability to back up his words versus Aldo.

"You can make some big leaps and bounds with the right people behind you and mentality."


McGregor hasn't fought at the 155lb class since his Cage Warriors days back in 2012 so facing dos Anjos will present different challenges than he has been used to in his UFC career to date.

Yet, McGregor's natural weight means that, unlike many who fight in the lightweight category, he won't have to work hard to shed the pounds in the build up.

Add his instinctive ability to make the lethal shot and history in the division outside UFC, and he will pose a real threat to the reigning lightweight champion.

With ambitions of holding three belts simultaneously further down the line, McGregor is hoping to prove he truly is a danger to every UFC fighter there is.

UFC fans: Can McGregor defeat dos Anjos? And is he being too greedy going after three belts? Have your say in the comments below...

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