Win or lose, what division would you like to see Conor McGregor continue to fight in and what fights would you most like to see in that weight class?
ADAM TINDAL, MMATorch contributor
Honestly, I’d love to see Conor McGregor win and defend both belts with the same kind of activity level he’s had since returning from the ACL injury. I know realistically he would have to fight about four times a year to prevent both divisions from jamming up and on top of that come out of every fight practically unscathed. A tall order indeed when competing at that level, but it would magical to see.
MICHAEL HISCOE, MMATorch contributor
I think Conor McGregor should stay at 155. It just seems that 145 is too big of a cut for him and he seems to be avoiding having to go back down as long as he can, so I think he sees 155 as his future home as well. If Conor loses at UFC 205, he may not have a choice but to go back down to 145 unless he wants to forfeit his title and then be a zero division champion instead of the two divisions he is hoping to be on top of. He may have to go to 145 at least one more time, but his long term future should be at 155. As for whom to fight, there’s an inevitable third fight with Nate Diaz, but I would also love to see fights between McGregor and Tony Ferguson or Michael Johnson. I would also suspect Donald Cerrone would be willing to make the cut to get the McGregor payday.
CHRIS KING, MMATorch contributor
I would like to see him back down at featherweight. I highly doubt it will happen, but that’s where I would like him to go. Aldo is the most deserving of any rematch opponent I can think of. If he does retire, I hope Max Holloway can get it done against Anthony Pettis at UFC 206, but I don’t really hold out too much hope. He shouldn’t fight at welterweight, in my opinion. At lightweight, I think he loses to any of the top five outside of Alvarez, whom I do believe he will beat.
FRANK HYDEN, MMATorch contributor
I think I would slightly prefer to see him stay in the Featherweight Division. There are fights with UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Max Holloway, and Anthony Pettis, among others there. I’d love to see him fight at lightweight, but I think there’s still some unfinished business at featherweight for him.
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATorch contributor
There’s only one fight I want to see Conor McGregor in after UFC 205, and that’s at featherweight against Jose Aldo.I feel like I’ve gone on this rant before, but I’ll say it again. I’ve never seen a former champion, especially one as dominant as Aldo, have such a hard time getting a rematch. I get that UFC wants to put on the fights that will sell the most PPVs. It is a business, after all. But, here’s a man who dominated the Featherweight Division and was once considered as arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world – MMATorch has him #7 – and he has to beg Dana White and the UFC for a rematch – a rematch I’m fairly confident he’ll win by the way.
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