Conor McGregor is eyeing a shot at the welterweight title, and he believes a victory over Michael Chandler would help him secure it

The UFC has not confirmed the weight class for the highly anticipated McGregor vs. Chandler bout, which will serve as the season-ending fight after The Ultimate Fighter 31.

McGregor, however, identifies himself as a welterweight and informed Helwani of his weight, saying, “I’m 170.”

Although McGregor named multiple potential locations for the fight with Chandler, such as Las Vegas, New York, AT&T Stadium in Dallas, or London, he clarified that no location has been confirmed yet.

Following his injury at UFC 264, McGregor has gained muscle, leading to speculations of PED use and revealing that he was not in the UFC’s drug testing pool monitored by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

McGregor has competed three times in the welterweight category, winning one against Donald Cerrone in 2020 and splitting a pair of bouts with Nate Diaz.

However, he lost two consecutive lightweight fights to Dustin Poirier, the first by knockout and the second due to a leg injury in a trilogy match.

McGregor has expressed his interest in fighting the former welterweight champ, Usman, who aims to reclaim the title at UFC 286 after losing to Edwards in August.

Although UFC President Dana White did not reject the idea when it was proposed earlier, the decision to have McGregor face Chandler, who typically competes in the lightweight category, raised questions about the promotion’s intentions.

McGregor is scheduled to be in London this week for business at The Black Forge Inn, a restaurant and bar he owns.

McGregor has also hinted that he may attend UFC 286, which is scheduled to take place at The O2 in London.

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