Mackenzie Dern Eyeing McGregor Level Status, Not Rousey

After sinking in an impressive victory over former Golden Gloves champion Katherine Roy at last nights LFA 6, grappling phenom Mackenzie Dern has admitted that she plans on moving forward to the UFC. She plans on following the path of one fighter in particular, UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.

In an interview with MMA Fighting, Dern followed up on her recent points. She wants multiple UFC belts and to retire within seven years.

“”I’ll try to follow (Conor) McGregor’s footsteps.” Dern told MMA Fighting.

Thinking about competing at the UFC’s potential featherweight division, Dern added “I think that if the UFC has a 125-pound division, I’d like to fight in that division too, see if I feel good there. But I think that my height is for 115. But I need to get used to keeping my weight closer to 115. My body is different than the other strawweights.”

With the ambitious path to two UFC titles and utter dominance of the BJJ circuit, Dern is hoping to land a spot in the MMA hall of fame.

“Maybe there is someone in jiu-jitsu with more titles than me, but I try to be someone with a different style. I want to be remembered. We stop competing one day and all this hard work can’t be forgotten. I’m not saying that being the champion is easy, it’s actually pretty hard, but I want to be remembered and become a Hall of Famer in MMA as well.”

Showing off her improved stand up game, Dern defeated Katherine Roy via unanimous decision at LFA 6 last night, lengthening her undefeated record to 3-0.