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UFC 257’s Conor McGregor would like to fight Al Iaquinta ‘at some stage’

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“I’d like to fight Al Iaquinta at some stage. I’d like to fight Al. I don’t know I’d just like to fight him”.

Conor McGregor wasn’t kidding when he said he wants to run through every single contender in the UFC lightweight division.

‘The Notorious’ made a shock call out of No. 10-ranked lightweight Al Iaquinta in response to ‘Raging Al’s’ derogatory comments about McGregor’s ‘cringey’ new friendship with Dustin Poirier.

“I’d like to fight Al Iaquinta at some stage,” McGregor said in an interview with Ariel Helwani ahead of his rematch with Poirier next weekend (h/t Jordan Ellis of Low Kick MMA). “I’d like to fight Al. I don’t know I’d just like to fight him. I’d like to fight Al. He’s said a few things. I actually like Al. I think he’s a funny guy. He’s a real estate agent and all. I think that’s even funny in itself. He has his little team (Ray) Longo and those guys. I’d like to fight Al.”

Iaquinta is just 1-3 in his last four UFC outings but the crafty veteran is the only fighter to take Khabib Nurmagomedov to a decision in a title fight, dropping a unanimous decision to ‘The Eagle’ in a short notice championship bout at UFC 223.

McGregor elaborated...

“I’d like to fight them all to be honest. I don’t care,” he said. “This is the thing with me and all these other guys. Wins and losses and all this, it means nothing to me. If you’re scheduled to fight a man and you’ve gone through build-up and there’s history and all of this. A fight is a fight and fights must take place.”

Check out the full video interview below before UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor II takes place next Saturday at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.