Conor McGregor is coming off a loss to Roy Nelson in his UFC debut, but the UFC welterweight champ is taking full advantage of the moment to promote his fight with UFC welmweight champion and champion of the world Rafael dos Anjos.
McGregor, who is on a five-fight win streak, has yet to win a fight since his debut in April.
“When I came into the UFC, I was on the road to fight for the belt,” McGregor told TMZ Sports on Wednesday.
“I was doing really well.
But, that’s the last time I’ll ever be in the UFC.
That’s my last opportunity.
It’s not a dream.
It never will be.
It is a career.
I’m a professional.
I will take it to the highest level of competition and I’ll give it everything I have to give it to Rafael.
The UFC is going to give him everything they have.
I know that.
I was in the Octagon when he won.
That was my last fight.
So I know what it takes.
And that’s what I’ll do.
I have a great team behind me.
I’ve been talking to a lot of different people.
And we’ve got a good team, too.
I don’t want to waste my time talking to people that don’t understand the sport of MMA.
They’re not going to understand.
I want to take it into the next level.
But when I get to the UFC I’m going to fight Rafael dos anjos.”
Dos AnjOS is a Brazilian-born, American-born Brazilian fighter who is currently undefeated in his career.
He earned his first UFC title when he defeated Urijah Faber in January.
The fight was stopped in the first round by Faber.
He’s since fought his last two opponents, defeating Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck.