Joe Rogan spoke about Conor McGregor’s options in the fight game on his most recent episode of the JRE Podcast with Bryan Callen.
The UFC lightweight champion has been in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons for lately, and less than 24 hours ago UFC president Dana White said he’s not sure if McGregor will ever fight again.
Rogan feels that the next fight for McGregor should be the UFC interim-lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, who is currently on a ten-fight win streak in the UFC.
“I think Tony Ferguson is the right move for the fans.”
Another potential and dangerous opponent for the Irishman is Khabib Nurmagomedov, who fights Edson Barboza at UFC 219 on December 30.
The Russian is undefeated but has had serious trouble making the 156lbs weight limit for the lightweight division. Khabib’s teammate and Joe Rogan’s co-worker Daniel Cormier gave Rogan an update on how he is doing.
“He’s got a new nutritionist and is having way less problems with his weight now, he is in the 170s now. He’ll have way less problems making weight for this fight.”
The Notorious One has been called out by numerous fighters in boxing and MMA recently – Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya are two names that stand out.
Rogan doesn’t think that two boxing fights in a row for the lightweight champion is a good move.
“I think the real smart move would be for him to fight in MMA and then a boxing match in maybe a year. I think the Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, you really got to see Khabib fight somebody else first. And the Nate Diaz fight, although it could be huge, Nate isn’t really fighting anybody right now.
“What I would like right now, this is my thought, If Nate comes back and fights someone and wins, Conor fights someone and wins, Conor has a boxing match, they have a huge MMA fight after that, f***king huge. I mean three million pay per view buys huge.”
At this moment in time McGregor’s fighting future is up in the air, hopefully, his return will be sooner rather than later. You can watch Rogan and Callen discuss this on the link below:
Cian Keating, Pundit Arena