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Diego Brandao responds to Conor McGregor camp: Let’s make it happen

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Conor McGregor's coach wants the Irish featherweight to fight Diego Brandao, and Brandao likes the idea.

According to a report by's Ariel Helwani on "UFC Tonight" on Tuesday, McGregor hopes to return to the Octagon on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, and his coach John Kavanagh would like to see him face Brandao. The Brazilian featherweight accepts the challenge.

"I’m in the UFC to fight the best," Brandao told MMAFighting. "Everybody knows that my dream is to become the UFC champion. I already won The Ultimate Fighter, now I’m going after the title."

Brandao and McGregor won their respective fights at UFC Fight Night 26, both by decision. The Brazilian, who rides a three-fight winning streak in the UFC, dominated Daniel Pineda for three rounds, and the Irish fighter remained undefeated in the Octagon with a win over Max Holloway.

"I always liked challenges, and I believe a fight against McGregor would be a good challenge for me," he said. "If he wants to fight me, I also want to fight him. Hey, McGregor, let’s make it happen. It would be perfect for UFC 168 in Vegas. I wanna do a great show."