UFC president Dana White thinks it is "crazy" for featherweight champion and lightweight title challenger Conor McGregor to be in the situation that he is currently in.
McGregor, who won the 145-pound title from José Aldo last December 12th at UFC 194, will be fighting for Rafael dos Anjos' title on March 5 at the main event of UFC 196. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
"The Notorious" immediately asked for the match-up right after his fight against Aldo, which the UFC gave the green light to. And during his recent appearance on the "Opie with Jim Norton" radio show, the brash-talking UFC executive gave his thoughts on the current fight.
"Conor wants to be a two-belt champion, so he wants to fight dos Anjos, which is crazy," White said, pointing out the most recent fighters dos Anjos had recently defeated.
Dos Anjos went through the likes of former lightweight champion Benson Henderson and former title contender Nate Diaz, before winning the belt against former champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 185.
Most recently, bantamweight challenger Miesha Tate gave props to McGregor for the latter's brand of verbal self-promotion. According to "Cupcake," the experience sitting next to McGregor at the UFC 197 (now UFC 196) pre-fight presser two weeks ago was a "mind-blowing" experience.
Fans and fighters either love or hate the Irishman's overly outspoken demeanor. Some of them are aching to see "Mystic Mac" finally get his mouth shut and be defeated, while others are simply enjoying his antics.
Like Tate, White praised McGregor's "mental warfare" and even went as far as praising his most prized ward for being "intelligent".
"His mental warfare game is better than anything I've ever seen in how he gets in guys' heads immediately," White said. "Very intelligent, calculated. Conor McGregor is a very interesting guy."