It is no secret that Conor McGregor cuts a lot to make the featherweight limit of 146lbs (145lbs for championship fights). The Irishman has stated on a few occasions recently that he plans to make the move back to lightweight, a division he regularly fought at on the European scene.
Last night while on the panel for UFC on FOX Anthony Pettis was asked whether he would fight Conor McGregor and the former lightweight champ said he is down for it.
“I heard he is moving up to 155, I’ll welcome him to one of the hardest weight classes for sure,” said Pettis before the panel of Ariel Helwani, Brian Stann & Daniel Cormier all agreed that they would love to see that fight, as would everyone.
Pettis did say his focus is on getting the lightweight title back though and with McGregor’s foreseeable future at featherweight seemingly being set with fights against Aldo, Edgar and the Mendes rematch, a fight between the pair could be a long way off.
(skip to 0:50 for the McGregor talk)