Which Welterweight Fight Makes the Most Sense For Conor McGregor After UFC 246

In a recent media interaction at UFC Media Day, in the lead up to UFC 246, Conor McGregor showed interest in a potential match against Jorge Masvidal. McGregor will face Donald Cerrone in his return fight at UFC 246, inside T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. The main-event marks McGregor’s return to the welterweight division. The 170-pound division looks incredible, and with Conor promising a couple more fights at the same weight, there are a lot of interesting fights that can take place going forward.

One of them is certainly Jorge Masvidal. Gamebred had an incredible 2019. He won all the fights in the year and picked up the fastest knockout in UFC’s history when he disseminated Ben Askren in 5 seconds with a flying knee KO. Masvidal was also impressive against Nate Diaz, winning all three rounds of the fight. He was dominant throughout the main event of UFC 244 and showed incredible boxing skills. He won via TKO via Doctor Stoppage when a cut on Diaz’s eye rendered him unable to continue due to Doctor’s decision. However, he showed grit and strength and showed true class as a welterweight title contender.

Conor McGregor against Jorge Masvidal is a fans’ fight

However, a fight against Conor McGregor is next to none. McGregor can look to go for the UFC gold. But that’s highly unlikely considering he will have to win a couple more fights to get the title opportunity. At 170, McGregor can look to fight Nate Diaz in the trilogy fight, but it would be too soon for Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor to cross paths again. Yes, it has been three years since UFC 202. However, McGregor can still fight a lot of other opponents before the ultimate showdown with Nate Diaz.

Masvidal makes perfect sense. Conor McGregor claimed that he designed the BMF title belt in the lead up to UFC 244. He has also shown interest in the BMF title. Conor can pick on Masvidal for the BMF title on the line. Additionally, it makes a trilogy bout with Nate Diaz look more exciting if he can go past Masvidal. Conor has repeatedly mentioned how UFC fans were robbed of rounds 4 and 5 after the UFC 244 ended abruptly due to doctor’s stoppage.

In an event where he beats Donald Cerrone, It won’t come as a surprise if Conor McGregor calls out Jorge Masvidal in the octagon interview. It’s a big money fight, and will certainly grab the attention of the MMA fans worldwide.

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Nikhil Chauhan