Tuesday 25 October 2016

Video: 'F**k Vegas' - Conor McGregor wants to fight in Dublin, Boston or New York after UFC 200

Published 18/02/2016 | 10:24

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Irish MMA fans will head to Las Vegas in their droves in just over two weeks time to see Conor McGregor face Rafael Dos Anjos to add the lightweight title to his featherweight crown, but may not have to make the long trek to Nevada too many times in the next few years.

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McGregor's fights  the Brazilian on March 5 at the MGM Grand Arena.

Speaking to SevereMMA.com in Dublin earlier this week, the Crumlin fighter revealed that he anxious to fight in Ireland or on the east coast of the US after he becomes a dual-weight champion.

He said: ""F*** Vegas. F*** Vegas seriously. I want the east coast next. If they don't give me Ireland, give me the east coast next. I'll go back to Boston, I know they're lobbying for New York, we had a great time when we went to Boston and the east coast, it's not as far, it's a five-hour flight."

McGregor fought Denis Siver in Boston in January of last year in front of a raucous Irish crowd.

He has made no secret of the fact that he wants a stadium fight in Ireland but has not ruled out returning to the Three Arean where he easily dispatched Diego Brandao in 2014.

"I’ll go back to The O2 no problem or The 3Arena or the Point. I'll go back there and fight, I don't care if it's nine thousand or whatever. I haven’t outgrown that. I haven’t outgrown my home f***ing town. I’m still f***ing here. I show up here every f*** day. I'm still me."

McGregor is expected to feature on the card for UFC 200 on July 9 in Vegas but wants a change of scenery for his next fight.

“Vegas this one. Vegas next one probably because I committed to UFC 200I I did commit to that, then f***ing east coast or Dublin.”

Watch below (warning: strong language):

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