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Conor McGregor Responds To Who Pundits Think He Will Fight Next

Conor McGregor Responds To Who Pundits Think He Will Fight Next

The big question for Conor McGregor is 'who is next?' as the Irishman awaits his next opponent and he has responded to the answers of some pundits.

McGregor returned to the octagon in January, following 15 months out of action, to beat Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds. The big statement win and middleweight opens up all sorts of opportunities for his next fight.

There's been rumours of him fighting Justin Gaethje next but ESPN pundits Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Marc Raimondi have predicted who the Notorious should fight next, and who they think he should fight next, and Gaethje doesn't feature.

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McGregor replied to their selections, simply saying 'Incredible.'

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All three men are interested in the fight between McGregor and Gaethje but Okamoto is predicting a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, as long as the Russian beats Tony Ferguson, but admits Khabib could outright refuse the fight.

Raimondi has picked the Nate Diaz trilogy for what is likely to be a summer fight for former two weight champ McGregor.

Wagenheim is ruling out the rematch with Khabib because he doesn't think the champ wants to fight his rival again, it won't be because he's running from the Irishman but just because he doesn't think his former challenger deserves another shot.

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Instead the third ESPN writer is going with BMF champ Jorge Masvidal as the Irishman's next opponent, unless Ferguson beats Khabib and then McGregor could be fighting for the title again.

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As far as the Gaethje rumours go his manager Ali Abdelaziz, who also happens to represent Khabib, has rubbished them.

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"This rumor about Justin Gaethje fighting vs Conor McGregor is absolutely false," he posted on Twitter.

"He had the opportunity to fight him already instead of cowboy but he didn't. Justin is the number one contender and like khabib said. Conor needs to win 10 fights."

Justin Gaethje - who recently KO'd Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone - said he'd love to take on McGregor. Credit: PA
Justin Gaethje - who recently KO'd Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone - said he'd love to take on McGregor. Credit: PA

The three ESPN pundits also covered who they think McGregor should fight next with both Okamoto and Raimondi picking Masvidal as a big money fight between the two hottest names in the sport right now.

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Wagenheim simply said the 31-year-old shouldn't fight for a championship belt, whether that's against Khabib, Ferguson or Kamaru Usman, and it depends whether a future title shot or a big pay day is his motivation will decide who he should face next.

Who do you think McGregor will fight in the summer?

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, Dana White

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