- UFC president says he was ‘blown away’ by McGregor’s 40-second demolition job on ‘Cowboy’ at 170 pounds
- Irishman says calls for Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman fights – ‘I like this division … I don’t think they’re that big’
Danaa White famously said last year that Jorge Masvidal is "too big" for Conor McGregor when talk of making a fight between them came out.
The UFC president also said this week he felt Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone was too big for McGregor, and he doesn't like the former featherweight and lightweight champion at 170 pounds at all.
But he has totally changed his tune now, though, after seeing the Irishman flatten Cerrone in just 40 seconds at the T-Mobile Arena.
"I was blown away," White said at the UFC 246 post-even press conference on Saturday night. "He looked unbelievable. You won't hear another peep out of me about (him) fighting at 170. He came out fast, he hit hard, and he had a great game plan."
McGregor seemed happy to hear such sentiments, and reiterated his interest in welterweight bouts with Usman and Masvidal.
"Yeah, of course, let's do it then," he said. "I'm more than ready. I enjoy this division I like it, I don't think they're that big. They're a bit bigger.
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"I think Donald's bigger than Jorge. Jorge has a win over Donald. I think Donald is as big as Jorge. Jorge is a former lightweight, so I don't know what Dana was saying.
"I'd like to see them on the scales right now tonight, and see where they're at. I don't think they're that big. At the end of the day, we've gotta weigh 170. I feel good at 170.
"Your man Usman, he's small enough, 5'8 or something. He's small. So I'm more than ready for that division. I'm here in this division. I hold a couple of nice wins in this division now. So I'm open."
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