Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor made history once again on Saturday night after defeating Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in his first fight back in over a year.
The Irishman last fought against the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and lost in what was one of the biggest matchups the UFC has ever seen.
A rematch will eventually become certain between the two, but with Khabib fighting Tony Ferguson in March, who’s next for Conor?
It seems there are endless possibilities for McGregor at the moment and it will be interesting to see who he decides to fight next, with one interesting matchup being none other than Jorge Masvidal.
Masvidal has just come off the back of an impressive yet controversial win against Nate Diaz, as well as important back-to-back knockouts of Darren Till and Ben Askren, who he managed to knockout with a flying knee within six seconds to claim the fastest knockout in UFC history.
Both are big names with similar fighting styles, and a fight between the two with both coming off the back of strong wins could potentially make this the highest earning matchup in UFC history as well as a fight we’d all want to watch.
Despite the speculation however, UFC president Dana White has played down the idea of a showdown between the two, and said:
“I think everybody knows what I think about it. I think it’s a bad idea.
“Conor gets p***ed off when I say it’s a bad idea, and he’s like, ‘You think I can’t beat Masvidal?’
“I’m not saying you can’t beat Masvidal. Anybody can beat anybody on any given day, but why? Why go after that fight when you could possibly just wait?”
Conor and Jorge have been trading blows on twitter teasing fans for a fight between the two, and though Dana White doesn’t expect the fight to happen anytime soon, there’s no saying what the future holds.
Either way, whoever Conor faces next will be an interesting matchup, with opportunities to fight Usman, Justin Gaejthe or even a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz.