The oddsmakers have released the betting odds for who will be Conor McGregor’s next opponent inside the Octagon, and they may be surprising to you.
McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246 to make a statement in his return to the Octagon after 14 months away. As soon as the fight ended, fighters such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje, Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman all became viable opponents for McGregor’s next bout. But only one of them will win the sweepstakes.
Now the sportsbooks are letting you bet on who will fight McGregor next. Dave Mason of BetOnline released the odds for McGregor’s prospective opponents. Take a look at the odds below.
I'll watch…@GamebredFighter the -200 favorite to be Conor McGregor's next opponent.
Which fight do you want to see?
— Dave Mason (@DaveMasonBOL) January 19, 2020
Odds to be Conor McGregor’s Next Opponent
Jorge Masvidal -200
Khabib Nurmagomdov +300
Justin Gaethje +600
Kamaru Usman +900
Nate Diaz +1000
Floyd Mayweather +1200
Tony Ferguson +1400
Masvidal was the odds-on favorite to be McGregor’s next opponent. He is a -200 betting favorite to do so, meaning a $200 bet would pat you $100. As for Nurmagomedov, he was next up as +300 betting underdog, meaning a $100 bet would win you $300. The other fighters on the list are all betting underdogs as well.
Considering UFC president Dana White said that Nurmagomedov is next for McGregor, there seems to be betting value in him at +300 odds. Even though McGregor himself said he’s not interested in Nurmagomedov at this time, the UFC ultimately makes the final call, so if White wants Nurmagomedov to fight McGregor next, he will get his way. Of course, Nurmagomedov still has to get by Ferguson at UFC 249.
There will be no shortage of fighters putting their hands up trying to score the next big payday against McGregor, but only one can win the prize, and we will likely find out just who that is in the next few months.
Who would you put your money on to be Conor McGregor’s next opponent inside the Octagon?