UFC megastar Conor McGregor has revealed he is currently in negotiations to defends his UFC Lightweight title against Interim Champion Tony Ferguson.
Currently promoting his upcoming documentary Conor McGregor: Notorious, the brash Irishman believes his next fight will be in the octagon but admits he does have options.
“I’ve got everyone clawing at me, trying to get at me, and that’s from multiple sports, multiple organizations, multiple everything,” McGregor said.
“It’s been like that for a long, long time, I feel, so it’s just another day for me.
"I know there are many contenders in the UFC. There are many boxing contenders as well.
"What interests me is certainly a UFC bout, certainly a defense of my lightweight title.
"There is a fighter with the interim lightweight belt. I feel that will be next.
While McGregor didn't necessarily name Ferguson during the interview, there is one name that constantly gets thrown around.
“The Diaz trilogy is also there,” McGregor said.
“I can defend my belt against Nate.
"Maybe we can persuade one of these boxing opponents to step into the Octagon, or there’s also boxing bouts as well. So, there’s so many options.
"I feel to legitimize the belt — there’s an interim champion, I’m the unified champion — I feel that will be next. We are currently in contract negotiations, and we’ll see where it goes.”