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Conor McGregor expects to have MMA GOAT top-spot ‘secured by career end’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Conor McGregor has chimed in on MMA’s GOAT conversation, and of course, he expects to play the biggest part.

When “The Notorious” makes the walk for the final time, he believes his legacy will surpass the likes of Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva.

McGregor took to Twitter on Saturday to lay out his case.

One point of contention McGregor raised — that many others have in the past while debating the topic — is how positive USADA tests affect the ultimate standings.

After a fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, McGregor seems to have found the passion for the sport that lead him to become its biggest star. In January, the 31-year-old got back to his winning ways with a 40-second finish of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.

Recently, McGregor threw is name into the lightweight title conversation with Nurmagomedov and new interim champion Justin Gaethje, and he even hinted via social media that he intends to return to the octagon in July. As of now, the first simultaneous multi-division champion in UFC history doesn’t have an opponent booked.

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