MMA: Conor McGregor indicates his plan to move to lightweight division in 2021

Conor McGregor indicates his plan to move to lightweight division in 2021

Conor McGregor indicates his plan to move to lightweight division in 2021.

McGregor has confirmed that he plans to reclaim his place at the top of the UFC’s lightweight division next year.

The Irishman announced his retirement for a third time in four years back in June but has since turned back on the decision.

He is now set to face Dustin Poirier in January and revealed he intends to remain active in the 155lb weight class during a Twitter Q&A.


‘I will commit to the 155lb division for 2021,’ McGregor responded when asked if he sees himself fighting again at welterweight.

‘Some great match-ups to be had here, as well as unfinished business. I will show the world once again who I am, and what I’m about. Trust that! 170 is in my thoughts also, however. You know me for doubling up…’

The 32-year-old also insisted that he is now in a far better mental state than before.

His first taste of competition will come in the form of old rival Poirier, who he knocked out in under two minutes in 2014.