The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for a highly anticipated title fight in the promotion’s next big pay-per-view event. Now SBG Ireland coach Owen Roddy has come forward to offer his thoughts on UFC superstar Conor McGregor possibly attending the event.
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has not competed inside the octagon since earning his title back in 2016. Consequently, UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and tough contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will be throwing down at UFC 223 for the undisputed title.
The UFC has claimed that McGregor will be stripped of his title as soon as Nurmagomedov and Ferguson touch gloves for their title fight, making the fight for the undisputed belt. However, Owen Roddy believes that may not be the case.
Speaking to express.co, Roddy revealed that Conor McGregor is likely to appear on the card as teammate Artem Lobov will be competing at UFC 223.
“You know what, Artem is fighting on the card that night. I’ll be in Brooklyn myself as well.
“A lot of the time when Artem fights, Conor turns up.”
Speaking on the night’s title fight, Roddy added:
“If they decide to do it for the actual belt and strip Conor – it’ll be a crazy night.”
“But I don’t think the actually deserve to fight for the title.
“It’ll be for the interim title and let Conor face the winner and we’ll take it from there.”
UFC 223 goes down live on pay-per-view April 7 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.