McGregor's striking coach, Owen Roddy, agrees that interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and the only fighter to give McGregor a loss inside the octagon, Nate Diaz, are both intriguing options. The Lee win and the title itself represent major accomplishments for "El Cucuy", but just as he does in the UFC promotional structure, Conor McGregor looms large on our lightweight list.
Despite a switch to boxing for a megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr that ended in defeat, the Irishman remains one of the biggest draws in MMA.
"I honestly think that people would rather - like, I think people would rather see Conor vs. Diaz", Roddy said on Submission Radio. I'm more than ready for December. It's the trilogy, the first two fights, the back and forth between the guys and the way the fights went. But of course, it makes sense that [Ferguson] fights, he defends the belt.
"I think Conor would be a flawless fit with WWE", McMahon said.
On that late August night, Mayweather stopped McGregor in ten rounds in a fight that played to generally good reviews ( at least with casual fans) to improve his record to 50-0 (27 KO's).
"I'd just be happy to get Conor back in the UFC, fighting in the cage and doing what we do best". I'd love to go into that WWE and have a real knock. But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place."Last week, Stephanie McMahon discussed the possibility of McGregor making an appearance for WWE at a "Leaders in Sports" convention at Stamford Bridge."I think Conor would be a flawless fit with WWE", McMahon said".
"But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place. That really worked. Conor could do it for sure". But Roddy leans towards a third fight with Diaz should be McGregor's next challenge.
Espinoza continued - "Boxing fans are harder on their sport than any other sport and in some ways deservedly so. He's got me to deal with, and I'm going to expose that dude".
"This is a tough fight for him".
In February of this year, McGregor revealed the WWE had been chasing him to appear in the ring but he turned them down as he was lining up the Money fight. But Conor's always got his belts at home, and nobody's came and beat him to get those belts, so in his eyes he's still the featherweight champion and he's still the lightweight champion. We've got a 12-week training camp, we can get this sh*t rolling.