Anthony Pettis now finds himself in a rare company, and Conor McGregor makes sure he knows.
There are only a handful of fighters who have won UFC matches in more than two divisions, and when it comes to featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight specifically, the list includes only Pettis, McGregor and Kenny Florian. Pettis was officially a winner of 170 pounds when he struck out two-hour title challenge Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson in Saturday's UFC Nashville main event.
Oriented about this news on Twitter, McGregor replied by writing, "Welcome to the club."
He now added "Now, who do I want it?", And teasing that he is ready to order an opponent, as he approaches the end of a six-month suspension for his participation in the UFC 229 post-main event melee last October.
McGregor gained his three-division winning status with a successful race by featherweight shortened by a 1
For Pettis, his journey began at lightweight, winning a UFC title and successfully defeating it once. He also has a springweight over Charles Oliveira and now a welter weight gain over Thompson.
The two men are joined by the retired Florian, who fetched his first UFC victory as a weights before falling down to the lightweight, where he spent the mass of his career. Within the Octagon, Florian defeated names like Clay Guida, Sam Stout, Joe Lauzon, Roger Huerta, Joe Stevenson, and Takanori Gomi. His lonely featherweight victory came against Diego Nunes, and he also competed in middleweight in his UFC debut, but did not win a victory in that division.