McGregor: I'm #1, will be champ this year

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                    <p>Last year featherweight Conor McGregor made his UFC debut, and said he was happy to be of the dole. This year the 26-year-old headlines Saturday&#39;s UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, and is receiving widespread mainstream coverage in his home country of Ireland.</p>

In a recent interview, Ariel Helwani asked him if the new found fame and success felt a little surreal.

 "It doesn’t seem surreal. I believed it in when others would not," said McGregor as transcribed by Elias Cepeda for Yahoo Sports.

Headlining a card is just the beginning of McGregor's plan.

" I seem to have the habit of predicting the future," he said. "I have these visions and they seem to come true. I’m never going to doubt them and no one else should, either."

"I have a clear, clear vision that that gold belt is around my waist by the end of the year... By the end of 2014. And, I don’t know why but it’s clear as day that that belt is wrapped around my waist.

"I’m coming for all of it. I’m coming for the gold. I’m taking over the game. You just sit back and relax and watch me take over the game."

The divisions top two fighters, champion Jose Aldo and #1 challenger Chad Mendes have been trading various charges, but McGregor is not impressed.

"I don't believe that Aldo is running away, he defeated this guy before. Chad is an idiot to think that," said McGregor to Tatame as transcribed by BloodyElbow. "But, to be honest, I don't care about what happens between them. Their time is coming to an end and my time is beginning. Nothing of what they do impresses me. They don't move like I move, don't fight like I fight. At long last, I'm not impressed. The UFC says that I'm the number 13 in the ranking, but it's from a typing mistake, I'm the number 1."

So there you have it. McGregor is #1 featherweight and will be champion this year. Any other fighter just one year into the UFC talking like that would be a little off putting, but with McGregor, you have to smile along at his delight in it all. 

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No, Aldo will be injured. Conor is a liar Phone Post 3.0

Conor the legend. Can't wait for Saturday! Phone Post 3.0

Not this year. He may fight for the title by the end of next year. Phone Post 3.0

vaginal tear - Not this year. He may fight for the title by the end of next year. Phone Post 3.0
Sweet merciful Jesus, your screen name just broke my soul with laughter!

VU Phone Post 3.0

Why does he think he's going to pass all the other fighters just by talking! I think Mendes, Frankie, Swanson, Olivera and many others all deserve it way more! Conor is crazy to say he is the best without facing anyone in the top 10 yet! Phone Post 3.0

And he should say 2015. Consider the year is half over and the champ is out and has an opponent already set. Most likely Aldo wont fight 2 more times this year. Phone Post 3.0

I'd like to see him fight Bermudez after this one. If he gets past him, then fast track him up the ranks. Phone Post 3.0

Absolute legend Phone Post 3.0

DickolasNicholas - Why does he think he's going to pass all the other fighters just by talking! I think Mendes, Frankie, Swanson, Olivera and many others all deserve it way more! Conor is crazy to say he is the best without facing anyone in the top 10 yet! Phone Post 3.0
Ye gotta get passed the fact he hasn't fought much yet, and just see the raw enthusiasm as a good thing. His belief in himself is a huge huge thing to have in your arsenal. He is a great fighter as seen in past fights.
He is a smart guy and knows how to get people talking. He knows he won't be champ this year, but he's got your attention doesn't he?

I for one appreciate this kind of entertainment.. Let's see how he does. I wish him the best and hope he backs it up. Phone Post 3.0

Is there a vid for the face off Phone Post 3.0

Connor is awesome. Entertaining fighter who can bring some eyeballs to the division. Phone Post 3.0

Evadmils - I'd like to see him fight Bermudez after this one. If he gets past him, then fast track him up the ranks. Phone Post 3.0
That would be fireworks. Great idea for a matchup! Phone Post 3.0

ShoreBreaker420 - Is there a vid for the face off Phone Post 3.0


Conor Notorious McGregor Stare down with Diego Brandao

Trick or Truth -
ShoreBreaker420 - Is there a vid for the face off Phone Post 3.0


Conor Notorious McGregor Stare down with Diego Brandao

Some buzz a brewin!

VU and thanks for post Phone Post 3.0

GOAT

Funkstew - 
Trick or Truth -
ShoreBreaker420 - Is there a vid for the face off Phone Post 3.0


Conor Notorious McGregor Stare down with Diego Brandao

Some buzz a brewin!

VU and thanks for post Phone Post 3.0


You're welcome. VU as well :)