Who Will Conor McGregor Fight Next?

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UFC front man Dana White has made it clear Conor McGregor will not be fighting current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, any time soon. McGregor, 22W 4 L, has been very vocal on social media asking for a rematch since his loss to Khabib, 28W 0L, in 2018. With the recent crowning of the newest UFC interim lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje, 22W 2L, Dana white has stated there will be a unification bout between Gaethje and Khabib next, which will possibly take place in September 2020. This means McGregor’s rivalry between the undefeated Russian is placed on hold until possibly next year. So where does that leave McGregor? We’re not halfway through the year and we’ve only seen him fight once since January. He has been very active on social media and after seeing the 40 second beating he put on Donald Cowboy Cerrone, fans have been anticipating his next bout. This is probably one of the few times in McGregor’s career where he doesn’t get exactly what he wants. He wanted the Khabib rematch, and when Gaethje won the interim championship he wanted the Gaethje fight as well. He’s also publicly stated he’s willing to do the highly anticipated trilogy match with Nate Diaz blaming Diaz for not signing the contract. The third match up between McGregor and Diaz is what makes the most sense for everyone if we’re talking mixed martial arts. McGregor also recently made mention of his loss against Floyd Mayweather stating he will win the rematch, insinuating to fight fans it’s going to happen. Mayweather Promotions have already put out several promotional teasers and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the next fight venture for McGregor. Another boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao also wants a piece of the Irishman. After wishing McGregor good luck before he fought Cowboy Cerrone in January, he sends McGregor a “proper” fight message. Since then, Pacquiao vs McGregor banners have been posted all over the internet. Everyone knows it’s a big payday when you fight McGregor, “They’re Always After me Lucky Charms” is not just a catchy phrase for a delicious cereal, it’s a way of life for the real life Irishman. Right now there appears to be so many other fight options for The Notorious Conor McGregor, and we’re about to see another pot of gold at the end of his rainbow.