The UFC lightweight champion Conor Mcgregor hadn’t been seen inside the Octagon since his loss to Legendary Floy Mayweather in a boxing match in August. Notorious return to the cage is still an unsolved question, but few options seem to stand still on his way, newly interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson and widely speculated trilogy fight with arch-rival Nate Diaz. A few weeks back Mcgregor posted on Instagram by adding a fuel and call out newly interim champ Tony.
There is never a dull moment Irish superstar knows how to stay in the limelight. This time not inside but outside the cage around for his teammate Artem Lobov’s bout with Andre Fili to support him at UFC held Fight Night 118 early Saturday.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan speaking on recent “Fight Companion edition of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast,” where he added his discussion by saying which fight makes more sense for Conor Mcgregor, Tony Ferguson seems more logical fight:
“Conor made that post to Tony,” Rogan said. “He made an Instagram post. Grand Theft Auto with him holding a gun, driving a boat. Conor’s smart. He realizes that Tony’s an unusual, eccentric character. Conor’s an unusual, eccentric character, Tony’s an unusual, eccentric character too and Tony has the longest win streak in the UFC’s 155-pound division. He’s the interim champion and he’s the logical fight. He’s a bad motherf**ker, no doubt, and a legitimate champion. . .
“Conor sells like f**king crazy and Conor versus Tony sells because Tony’s a legit threat. Conor versus a legit threat sells. Conor fighting someone sells but Conor versus a legit threat is where it gets interesting.”
No doubt Conor Mcgregor is the biggest superstar in MMA, who made all his last four fights gold, topped one million buys. Notorious is the huge PPV draws ever in UFC.
“The whole world doesn’t know Tony but the MMA world knows Tony, for sure. But the regular people are the people you really need to get ahold of to buy pay-per-views. [Nate] is the money [fight]. . . [But] Nate made four million bucks over two fights and he don’t give a f**k. He’s like, ‘Pay Me.’ He beat Conor and in the second fight he arguably had a draw with Conor. He lost a decision based on a couple people’s opinion. Public opinion means a lot and if you went online and asked people who you think won that fight, I bet you would get very close to 50/50 Nate versus Conor. . .
“Those guys are rivals man and Nate choked him the f**k out in the first fight. That’s always gonna be there. . . The big money would be the Nate Diaz fight even if Nate beat him in the second fight.
“You think you can go to the gas station right now and go, ‘Hey man, who’s Tony Ferguson?’ If you go to the average person and ask them who Nate Diaz is, way more people are gonna know who he is than Tony.”
Despite what Joe Rogan said, what are your instincts, who will be next in line for Conor McGregor?