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Predicting Five Things That Will Happen To Conor McGregor In 2021 Ahead Of UFC Comeback

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Predicting Five Things That Will Happen To Conor McGregor In 2021 Ahead Of UFC Comeback

We're doing our best 'Mystic Mac' impression ahead of Conor McGregor's highly-anticipated comeback by predicting five huge events that will happen to the UFC superstar in 2021.

From fighting Nate Diaz and boxing Manny Pacquiao to having a run in with Jake Paul, among other predictions.

With McGregor's UFC 257 showdown just days away, we've looked into our crystal ball to conjure up five predictions for 'The Notorious' in 2021.

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- McGregor won't become UFC champion

Sorry, Conor - unless Dana White puts the UFC lightweight title on the line at UFC 257, we don't think you'll will get your hands on a shiny gold belt.

There's uncertainty looming over the UFC lightweight title picture with Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement dilemma, but we reckon he will return this year for ONE more dance before officially walking away from the sport.

We predict he'll fight surging Brazilian contender Charles Oliveira after he beats Michael Chandler in a title eliminator.

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Who's next for McGregor after he beats Dustin Poirier then? Well...

- The trilogy: McGregor vs. Diaz III

McGregor wants it. His coach John Kavanagh wants it. And we're pretty sure every MMA fan wants it too.

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So, once the rematch with Nurmagomedov falls by the wayside, McGregor will pursue one of his other rivals. Enter Diaz.

The Stockton slugger will renew his epic rivalry with McGregor having gone to war in two classic bouts in 2016.

The third fight will settle the score with McGregor edging out Diaz, winning a five-round battle - just like their last meeting, in what will be the biggest UFC fight of the year.

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It'll complete the greatest trilogy in UFC history, closing the chapter on McGregor vs. Diaz.

- 'Thanks for the cheese' - McGregor will retire for a fourth time

McGregor's in a good place at the moment having patched things up with the UFC boss but to drum up a bit of attention ahead of Nurmagomedov's blockbuster comeback, the 32-year-old will call time on his career for a fourth time.

He'll post a philosophical social media post to announce his retirement.

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It won't have the same devastating effect as his previous retirement posts yet fans will feel strongly enough to mourn his decision to walk away while celebrating his success in the MMA world.

- McGregor will have a brawl with Jake Paul

McGregor and the YouTuber will get into a shoving match, with their respective teams getting involved including Dillon Danis who'll go viral for punching one of Paul's entourage - setting up a boxing fight between Paul and Danis.

TMZ will get the scoop, scandalously videoing McGregor and Paul throwing down in some random restaurant in Hollywood.

- McGregor to come out of retirement to box Pacquiao

Just like his other retirements, McGregor will resume his fighting career but he'll swap the cage for the ring as he returns to boxing.

Talks are intensifying for a fight with Manny Pacquiao and we believe McGregor will go back to boxing for a one-off lucrative showdown.

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Pacquiao, who is part of the same management firm as him, will welcome McGregor back to the ring for a huge showdown in late 2021.

Even at 42, 'Pacman' will box McGregor's head off on route to a comfortable victory.

How will McGregor's 2021 pan out? Will our predictions come true? Stay tuned.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Manny Pacquiao, Dustin Poirier, UFC News, Jake Paul, Fight News, UFC 257, UFC, Dana White

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