Conor to RDA: You’ll tell ya wife to break out the red panties
At the UFC's GO Big press conference, UFC Interim featherweight champion vowed to beat champion Jose Aldo at UFC 194 and move up to 155. 'Notorious' chided lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, and in so doing may have spawned a new MMA meme.
“I can make you rich,” crowed McGregor, as transcribe by John Morgan and Steven Marrocco for MMAjunkie. “I’ll change your bum life. When you sign to fight me, it’s a celebration. You ring back home, you ring your wife – baby, we’ve done it. We’re rich, baby. Conor McGregor made us rich. Break out the red panties.”
Dos Anjos said the fight would be “easy money.” Donald Cerrone told McGregor to “sit the f— down.” And UFC president Dana White was open to the idea.
“When guys want to move weight classes, that’s a tough weight class for Conor to make that weight, I don’t really mess with people who want to move,” said White. “The only one I’ve ever really talked about it with is Frankie Edgar, when Frankie fought at 155 (pounds). I’ll admit that, I terrorized him to move to 145. But other than that, I don’t really mess with guys when they want to move a weight class.
“They know their bodies; they know what’s going on, and we’ll see how that thing plays out.”
First of course McGregor has to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. And if he wins it may be “red panty” time in the lightweight division.