Based on what Conor McGregor said during the press conference that followed his welterweight defeat to Nate Diaz, it seems likely that the Irishman’s next bout will take place back down at 145lbs, where he remains the champion.
The identity of his opponent is not yet certain, but Frankie Edgar and the man whom McGregor beat to scoop featherweight gold, Jose Aldo, are the names that have been suggested.
Both men have been very vocal in their criticism of “The Notorious” one and have called for the fight repeatedly over the course of the last few months.
Though McGregor decimated him in just 13 seconds, Aldo feels that his lengthy reign atop the division prior to that defeat is enough to warrant a rematch. Shortly after McGregor tapped to Stockton’s Diaz on Saturday night, Aldo took to Twitter to twist the knife and once again call for a fight with his conqueror.
Edgar’s sense of entitlement comes from the fact that he was promised the fight on the condition that he beat Chad Mendes in December. He did so via sensational KO in the opening round.
While he didn’t take to social media to gloat, footage captured of “The Answer” at the conclusive moment of McGregor’s 170lb debut suggests that he was pretty happy about the outcome as well.
McGregor certainly got it right when he said at the post-fight presser that there were many people celebrating his demise.