UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is coming off of the payday of his career. “Notorious” suffered a TKO loss to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 inside the T-Mobile Arena. Still, McGregor is expected to have walked away with around $100 million from the highly anticipated cross-promotional match up.
Now, fight fans are desperate for information on the champion’s next move. Conor McGregor has claimed that he will be returning to the octagon sometime in the future. His coach John Kavanagh would like to see him get the trilogy fight with Nate Diaz though.
“December 30th is definitely not happening, I don’t know how these things get started, but they have a certain way of gaining momentum. I can also tell you that his manager rang me this morning saying that him and Conor had been in meetings all day. Obviously, tomorrow is when we would start to consider the date. If it was my choice, and I must stress that this is only my choice and that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, it would be Nate Diaz in March, that’s what I would push towards. I have in my head that it would be a Paddy’s Day card in New York, Nate Diaz 3. I think that would be absolutely amazing. That’s what I would wish for. That’s what I’ll be leaning towards with my 0.1 percent influence when I meet with Conor and Audie (Attar) tomorrow. I want Diaz 3, Paddy’s Day in New York. Obviously, it could still be Canelo in May,” Kavanagh said again with laughter.
However, it would appear that “Notorious” is still not quite certain what exactly will be next for him.
Respected MMA journalist Peter Carroll reported over Twitter:
“McGregor says he’s waiting to see what happens with Lee and Ferguson, wants to look at the whole picture before he makes a decision.”
UFC lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee are set to face off for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216 on Oct. 7 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Now, it would appear that Conor McGregor will be awaiting their anticipated throw down just like the rest of us.
McGregor says he's waiting to see what happens with Lee and Ferguson, wants to look at the whole picture before he makes a decision
— Peter Carroll (@PetesyCarroll) September 29, 2017
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