“He is a Small Man”- Leon Edwards Reveals What’s Next For Conor McGregor

Published 03/05/2020, 6:49 AM EST


Leon Edwards recently shared his opinions regarding the future of Conor McGregor.

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Conor McGregor recently made his return to the UFC with a 40-second victory over “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone. It is believed that he will fight two more times for the season.

While there are many rumors regarding who his next fight will be against, Leon Edwards aims to put a rest to some of them. He believes that Conor should stick to the Lightweight division, as his small stature might be his downfall against the fighters of a heavier weight class.  Leon said,

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“He’s a small man and size can make a huge difference if you’re a striker jumping up a division. I’ve spoken to Conor a few times. I believe he’ll move down to lightweight. I can’t see him fighting for a welterweight title. Fair play to him, because he looked great against Cerrone.”

Conor will most certainly step down to the Lightweight division. This is because the one thing he has been aching to be a part of is a fight with the winner of Tony vs. Khabib. The fight will take place on 18 April, and thus, any fight for one of the opponents thereafter will have to wait till September-October.

This leaves Conor McGregor free for the third fight in the summertime. The most favored fight for Conor at the moment is one with Justin Gaethje. Yet, just yesterday, a tweet by Nate Diaz has changed the landscape of possible fixtures for Conor.

Who will Conor McGregor fight next?

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Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor have a long overdue trilogy pending. The two have met each other twice before, with both fighters bringing back one victory each. Thus, an epic showdown between the two will be a massive event for the UFC Universe.

Speaking about the same, Leon Edwards sain,

“If he does stay at welterweight, it’ll be against someone like Nate Diaz. I can’t see him fighting against a top-three welterweight. ‘It’ll be someone like Khabib or Nate, I think.”

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With all these great matchups ahead of Conor McGregor, it will be intriguing to see who Conor fights next.

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