Big talk from Conor McGregor: ‘A belt on one shoulder and a belt on the other’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is characteristically confident in this electrifying promo for his lightweight title challenge next month.

The Dublin superstar will look to make history on Saturday, March 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he moves up to challenge UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos for the 155-pound title.

What has he to say about his chances?

“I will be a dual weight world champion,” he tells us with assurance. “A belt on one shoulder and a belt on the other shoulder.

“I believe I will dust Dos Anjos inside one minute.”

Video from UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship.

McGregor will look to become the first fighter in history to hold UFC world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously when he challenges the red-hot Brazilian champion.

Also on the night, women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm puts her world title on the line for the first time against second-ranked Miesha Tate in the co-main event.

Less than one month to wait - it’s gonna be epic!

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