McGregor only required 7 minutes to dispatch of Eddie Alvarez in Madison Square Gardens on Saturday night. Alvarez couldn’t cope with the Dubliner’s combination of power and skill and did well to survive round one. The UFC will be hoping for a more competitive fight for McGregor’s next outing, but who will be his next opponent?
Diaz has claimed he is not interested in fighting other opponents, only having eyes for McGregor. UFC 209 takes place in Brooklyn next February and has been pinpointed by commentators as the likely destination for the 3rd installment of this record breaking rivalry.
The reigning 170-pound champion impressed against Stephen Thompson on Saturday night and was announced as the winner before officials realised Bruce Buffer’s blunder. A rematch with Thompson looks the most likely next fight for Woodley.
Nate’s brother would certainly offer Conor a different test to that of previous opponent Eddie Alvarez, standing at 6’1 Nick would possess a decent height advantage in this potential match up. He has only fought 3 times since the start of 2012 and would likely require a few bouts before stepping in against the two weight world champion.
Former welter-weight champion St-Pierre has a turbulent relationship with the UFC and has spent the majority of the last 3 years in the doldrums. A dramatic return against McGregor would certainly grab the headlines and command huge box office numbers. Something that may interest the UFC’s new owners.
The Russian was impressive on the McGregor under card when beating Michael Johnson with a 3rd round submission. When asked about a potential fight with Nurmagomedov, McGregor had this to say “For me to commit to something like that, I need to see solid proof that people are gonna show up and he’s a consistent pull-out merchant”
Stranger things have happened. See last week.