UFC President Dana White wants Irish featherweight Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) to be part of the UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 card in Boston. And one fighter is campaigning for the matchup.

On Sunday “The Ultimate Fighter 14? cast member Akira Corassani (11-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC) stated his case for the fight.

The event takes place at Aug. 17 at Boston’s TD Garden, and it marks the UFC’s debut on the soon-to-debut FOX Sports 1.

“Conor McGregor, I hereby challenge you to fight me on Aug. 17, 2013, on FOX Sports 1 at TD Garden,” Corassani said in the embedded video.

McGregor, a former two-division champ for Cage Warriors, splashed on to the UFC scene this past month at UFC on FUEL TV 9. There, the Irishman scored a “Knockout of the Night” bonus after stopping Marcus Brimage and picking up his ninth straight win.

Corassani, meanwhile, has picked up a split-decision victory over Andy Ogle and a unanimous-decision win over Robbie Peralta since his semifinal-round finish on “TUF 14.” The Swedish fighter currently fights out of New York and wants a fight near his home.

“I respect you, I respect your team, and I respect the Republic or Ireland,” Corassani said to McGregor. “But it’s time to do this.”

As of Monday morning, McGregor had given no response via Twitter, and UFC officials have given no indication of whom he may fight at the summer event.

For the latest on UFC on FOX Sports 1 1, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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