While the next UFC fights are coming up in the year, since UFC 205 Conor mc Gregor did not fight any match. He is one of the most famous fighters in Ireland and I think Ireland is up for a new fight.But who is going to be the opponent and when?
In the light weight division there are several fighters who can fight against Conor mc Gregor. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the number 2 ranked fighter now in the UFC ranking, so that is the most obvious choice. But on the other hand people are ready for Nate Diaz against Conor mc Gregor for the 3rd time. Or is the most obvious choice a rematch with Eddie Alvarez? Even Tony Ferguson is doing well in the light weight division and won all his matches in 2016-2017.
The man who is the most obvious opponent for Conor mc Gregor is Khabib Nurmagomedov, because he is the only one who is ready for a fight. Conor Mc Gregor beats already Eddie Alvarez and Nate Diaz. Tony Ferguson is the number fourth ranked in the light weight division but if he wants a title shot, he has to compete first against Eddie Alvarez or Nate Diaz. This because then he has enough confidence for the fight against Conor.
But when is the match? It looks that the match is after the summer or even next year. Khabib has to train very much for the fight against Conor to make a good chance. If you follow Conor mc Gregor now on the social media sites, he is preparing himself for a new fight. If Tony Ferguson is the opponent, the match has to wait until next year. This because the first opponent of Tony is Eddie Alvarez and he has a match at the 13th of may 2017.
So in my opinion it is Khabib Nurmagomedov who has the biggest chance to get a fight against Conor mc Gregor. This would be a great fight for both of them because Conor has to come up with a really good strategy to beat this guy Khabib. And he wants to preserve his belt. When Khabib is going to win, he can be the greatest fighter ever! When he is the champion, he won against a guy who beat Nate Diaz (and that is really tough).
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