McGregor vows to fight for UFC lightweight title in return bout
Despite losing his last two fights, Conor McGregor appears to think he'll receive an immediate UFC lightweight title shot when he returns to the Octagon.
"I'm facing whoever the f--- has that (lightweight) title next," McGregor tweeted Monday. "Deal with it."
The former two-division champion has been out of action since July when he broke his leg in a trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. He's expected to return in 2022.
That fight marked McGregor's second straight loss to Poirier, who stunned the Irishman by second-round knockout in January.
McGregor, who is 1-3 in his past four outings dating back to 2018, said his rivalry with Poirier is "unfinished." Poirier is slated to challenge Charles Oliveira for the 155-pound belt at UFC 269 on Dec. 11.
There are several lightweight contenders waiting for a shot at the winner of Oliveira-Poirier, including Islam Makhachev and former interim champ Justin Gaethje.
McGregor is ranked No. 9 in the division and hasn't won at that weight since he captured the title against Eddie Alvarez in 2016.