When the UFC confirmed plans to head to Ireland this July, the mention of Conor McGregor’s name followed.
McGregor, who is recovering from a knee surgery, burst on to the UFC scene with wins over Marcus Brimage and Max Holloway last year.
Almost as big as those victories were, McGregor called out just about anybody and everybody associated with the promotion.
Now, as he works his way back to action, McGregor is being rumored for the Dublin card against Cole Miller. And that is fine by him.
“Let’s do it,” said McGregor, in an interview with Severe MMA. “My knee has healed perfectly and I’ve already been working really hard in the gym. I’ve kept myself in good shape.
“They’re saying Cole Miller are they? It probably is him. I haven’t heard anything, but that sounds alright to me.”
McGregor (14-2) hasn’t lost since 2010, and owns nine finishes during his 10-fight win streak. He fought in Ireland many times before signing with the UFC, including his last two Cage Warriors bouts in 2012.
“We’re gonna showcase Irish martial artists to the world. It will be an amazing event,” he said. “I want to put on a show for everyone and that’s what I’m gonna do. I told you I’d drag the UFC back to Dublin.
“Honestly, I feel like I can predict the future. I dare you to doubt me. I’m gonna beat whoever they put in front of me in Dublin and then I’m going to go and get that belt.”
Miller (21-8) has won two straight since a loss to Manny Gamburyan last year. He scored a second round submission victory over Sam Sicilia this past January, netting him his fourth “Submission of the Night” honors.
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