‘I get this record’: Conor McGregor aims to overtake Matt Brown and Derrick Lewis for MOST KOs in UFC history… but at 34, the Notorious still needs six more knockouts
- Conor will face Michael Chandler in his first fight since a serious leg injury
- Welterweight Brown is tied with Lewis for the UFC all-time record on Saturday
- The former two-weight UFC champion currently has eight career knockouts
Conor McGregor is aiming to pass Matt Brown and Derrick Lewis for the most knockouts in UFC history.
The Irishman will face Michael Chandler in his first return to the Octagon since suffering a serious leg injury in July 2021.
Veteran welterweight Brown, 42, was tied with Lewis for the all-time UFC record on Saturday at UFC Charlotte when he earned a fine first-round knockout victory over Court McGee.
The former two-weight UFC champion, who has eight career knockouts at 34, took to his Twitter account to react.
McGregor tweeted: “Matt Brown, at 42, now holds the highest knockouts inside the UFC with 13 knockouts.”
Conor McGregor targets record for most knockouts in UFC history
Welterweight Matt Brown, 42, tied with Lewis for the UFC all-time record on Saturday
The former two-weight UFC champion, 34, took to his Twitter account to react to the result
‘He and ‘The Beast’ Lewis are related. I hold 8 knockouts inside the UFC currently, at 34 years old. I get this disc.
McGregor had seven of his eight knockouts in his first four years in the UFC between 2013 and 2016.
His only other knockout since has come in 2020 in his fight against Donald Cerrone.
Brown had a straightforward response to McGregor’s statement, tweeting, “I’ll fight you for this,” before adding, “Happy Mother’s Day Conor.”
Brown also challenged Lewis in a win-win battle for the knockout record.
He said: ‘Me against Derrick Lewis for the record. Deal me in. I don’t know how I get there, but I’m willing to try!”
There were huge doubts over whether McGregor would ever return to the sport, but he will now make a comeback later this year against Chandler.
Prior to their fight, the duo will serve as coaches for Season 32 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” a knockout tag team tournament for young fighters that runs from May 30 to August 15.
Veteran Brown responded simply to the Irishman’s statement by tweeting ‘I’ll fight you for this’
Brown also challenged Derrick Lewis in a win-win battle for the knockout record
And Dana White announced how McGregor would return to the 155-pound division while speaking on The Pat McAfee Show – a weight class where he became the first double-weight champion in sports history in 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez.
This comes despite McGregor hinting that he will return to action at the heavier welterweight gold level.
He had insisted he was desperate to be the first three-weight champion in the sport and had grown stronger in his spare time due to injury.
However, the muscle that McGregor has put on – which would have seen him grow to nearly 200 pounds – means he will now have to lose a noticeable amount of weight before fighting Chandler – nearly 50 pounds.