Betting odds released for who will be the next man to fight Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has proven to be the biggest draw in the history of mixed martials arts.

Despite suffering a fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his highly anticipated octagon return at UFC 229, Conor McGregor’s stock is still sky high.

A fight with the Irish superstar is a huge deal for anyone on the roster.

Just ask former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, who recently responded to “Mystic Mac” by issuing a challenger to fight at a catchweight of 180-pounds.

I accept the challenge for Conor McGregor. I think UFC President Dana White needs to think about this. Because it’s two big guys in this sport. Two big names – yes, absolutely, two big legends. And, why not?”

Silva continued

“I think 180 for me is good,” Silva suggested. “I think for Conor too. Because it’s a super fight, it’s not about weight class.”

Despite “The Spider’s” interest in a potential super-fight with Conor McGregor, oddsmakers currently have the Irishman’s bitter rival Nate Diaz listed as the favorite to be his next opponent.

Nate Diaz +150
Tony Ferguson +200
Khabib Nurmagomedov +250
Anderson Silva +800
Georges St-Pierre +2000
Floyd Mayweather Jr. +5000

The former lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, recently announced that he was “going on tour” and not returning to the octagon until “the game mans up”.

A sure to be lucrative potential trilogy bout with Conor McGregor would likely be enough to lure “The Stockton Slugger” back from “tour”.

Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz

With that said, Conor McGregor does have other options. The Irish superstar has expressed his desire for a future rematch with the current undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Other names listed by the betting outlet include former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.

Who would you like to see Conor McGregor fight in his next octagon appearance?

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