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Win Or Lose, Conor McGregor’s Post UFC 200 Fight Is Already Set In Stone

It was announced late last night that Conor McGregor will face Nate Diaz at UFC 200. The ‘Notorious’ lost to Diaz earlier this month in Las Vegas, but the promotion have given him a shot at redemption.

McGregor is clearly obsessed with correcting the one mark on his UFC CV, and he has requested that the fight take place at 170lb rather than 155lb, which many people originally predicted.

However, should he overcome Diaz or fail again, it will not have an effect on his next bout.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor (L) punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

The co-main event of UFC 200 is a featherweight interim title fight between José Aldo and Frankie Edgar.

The pair were both angling for a title shot against McGregor at July’s flagship event. But with the Dubliner tied up with his Diaz engagement, Aldo and Edgar will fight for an interim title, and the winner will face McGregor at a later date.

UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor

Speaking about McGregor’s prospects going forward, Dana White revealed that once UFC 200 is out of the way, this time, the featherweight champion only has one option.

“We’ll make Frankie and Jose the interim title, and whoever wins that fight will fight Conor McGregor for the 145-pound title. Win, lose or draw in this fight against Nate Diaz, he will go in and fight either Jose or Frankie – whoever wins at 200.” – Dana White on ESPN’s SportsCenter.

This makes the featherweight division the most fascinating landscape in the promotion at present.

With Max Holloway quickly rising, and Chad Mendes looking to bounce back after two consecutive defeats, there is a lot to play for at 145lbs.

Many were predicting that McGregor would relinquish his title as he eyes up a permanent switch to lightweight or indeed welterweight.

Win or lose against Nate Diaz in Las Vegas on July 9, Conor McGregor will go on to defend his featherweight belt against either José Aldo or Frankie Edgar.

 

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.