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Conor McGregor suggests move to lightweight following UFC 189, would fight Khabib if necessary

UFC featherweight star Conor McGregor suggested a potential move to lightweight following his title fight against Jose Aldo.

Given his meteoric rise through the UFC ranks, Conor McGregor is not prepared to limit his to one division, as he is keen to test his talents at lightweight in the not-so-distant future.

The Irishman, who is scheduled to meet champion Jose Aldo in what is being dubbed as the "biggest featherweight fight in history" hinted at a potential move to lightweight if he defeats the Brazilian at UFC 189.

"The featherweights must beg now," McGregor said at the World Tour stop in LA. "They must beg for pardon, beg for forgiveness. If that's the case, if they apologize and beg, I'll leave the division. I won't terrorize them anymore. They can have their division back. They can go back to being on the prelims and I'll go to the lightweight division.

"We will take Aldo and we will take dos Anjos, without a problem."

However, while McGregor's ambitions seem limitless, he is aware that the UFC could hinder his ability to move freely between divisions if he is their 145-pound champion.

"Obviously, with the belt on the line, it's a little bit different," McGregor said. "Because it's the belt now. They don't just allow you to move freely."

Yet that thought has not deterred him from considering that potential move. When asked, whether he would fight his friend Khabib Nurmagomedov at lightweight, McGregor didn't even stop to consider his response.

"There is no friends in this game," McGregor said. "Business has no friends. The opponent is non-existent. It's the gold. The gold and the cash -- that's all I'm after."

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