After Conor McGregor picked up a majority decision win against Nate Diaz on Saturday night, it was assumed that his next bout would be defending his featherweight title against interim champion Jose Aldo. But Conor stated afterwards it’s not a fight that excites him enough to do again.
Jose Aldo Tweeted: Where you at Conor McGregor? Come back down and I’ll see you at UFC 205 or drop the belt! #hitandrun
The UFC 205 card in New York city will be the biggest show of the year in the remainder of 2016.
#3 ranked featherweight Max Holloway has won 9 straight fights and doesn’t want to wait any longer for his chance to get a shot at UFC gold. He Tweeted to Aldo: Let’s not play this waiting game . Give the fans what they want UFC. Aldo vs Holloway. Why wait?
Conor McGregor’s plans are unclear at the moment, but if he wants to pursue his original goal at the start of the year, which was becoming a 2 division champion, he could fight for the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez as that is fight Eddie has been pushing to get too, because he wants big payday as he would get a percentage of pay per view sales as champion.
However, based on the rankings the most deserving lightweight to fight for the belt would be #1 ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is 23 and 0 in MMA, holds a win over former champion Rafael Dos Anjos, and has won 7 fights in the UFC.