Incoming UFC 298 headliner, Ilia Topuria could also be pre-occupied by a title siege in opposition to featherweight kingpin, Alexander Volkanovski, nonetheless, plans to evenutally lure former division champion, Conor McGregor to a future combat – atop a premiere card in Spain.
Topuria, the present quantity three ranked featherweight contender, is slated to headline UFC 298 later this month in Anaheim, making his pay-per-view headliner debut in a large featherweight title cost in opposition to undisputed champion, Volkanovski.
And as for McGregor, the previous two-division champion has been sidelined since he headlined UFC 264 again in July 2021, struggling a fractured left tibia and fibula in a primary spherical physician’s stoppage TKO loss to Dustin Poirier.
Ilia Topuria welcomes Conor McGregor conflict at UFC Spain
Welcoming the potential for a right away title protection in opposition to the Dubliner if he topples Volkanovski at UFC 298 – Topuria boldly claimed to maintain McGregor “wealthy” in a future conflict – if he doesn’t get crushed by focused foe, Michael Chandler first.
“Conor McGregor, that’s the combat I’m searching for,” Ilia Topuria stated throughout an interview with MMA Fighting. “He has a an amazing combat with Michael Chandler. If he doesn’t get his ass whooped, he can be a pleasure to share the Octagon with me.”
“Possibly in (sic) UFC Spain,” Ilia Topuria urged. “We’re each from Europe, and he’ll be capable of return dwelling and inform his spouse, ‘Child, take out the crimson panties, Topuria saved us wealthy.’”
Remaining supremely assured forward of his first title problem beneath the promotion’s banner, Topuria vowed to show in a dominant first round finish of Volkanovski – in the form of a crushing knockout win.
Sidelined since final summer season, Topuria most just lately retained his unbeaten featherweight streak within the Octagon with a choice shutout win over former interim title challenger, Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville in his first most important occasion bout.
Who wins in a future title combat at UFC Spain: Ilia Topuria or Conor McGregor?