After settling things with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Conor McGregor is back on the good side of league president Dana White and company. This may mean that anytime now, the Dubliner may once again get a shocker like he did a few months ago when he suddenly jumped weight divisions.
Last year, McGregor was at the featherweight class but he quickly grew bored in the division after he defeated Jose Aldo via a 13-second knockout. Aldo was known to be a legend on his own being undefeated for 18 consecutive fights which included 18 title fights before he was put to sleep by McGregor after one head kick.
Coming from the impressive win, McGregor became the bearer of the featherweight title belt. Instead of a title defense, he decided to go on to lightweight challenging division champion Rafael dos Anjos. Unfortunately, dos Anjos had to back out from the bout leaving McGregor jumping another weight group to welterweight where he faced against Nate Diaz it was this bout that resulted in his first pro loss.
Given this, fans are wondering if “Mystic Mac” will eventually go back to the featherweight division and defend his belt down there. McGregor has not directly addressed the matter yet but if his coach John Kavanagh is to be asked, he simply is clueless of what his trainee’s plans are.
While Kavanagh claims that he does not know, he, however, shares that he is very excited to see how the upcoming featherweight match between Frankie Edgar and Aldo will go down.
“I’m very intrigued to see the Aldo and Edgar fight. I hope Aldo is fully recovered from the bad knockout. I thought (Chad) Mendes went back in there really quick after the knockout against Conor,” he explained to Jonathan Shrager of the MMA Underground.
“Maybe if he’d let himself rest a bit more he might have had more fight for Edgar. I hope that’s not the case for Aldo, (I hope) we get to see a solid version of Aldo and a new kind of improved Edgar, and see what different from the first fight,” he added.
Both Edgar and Aldo are itching to book a date with McGregor with the latter wanting to redeem himself and the former aiming to prove something. Unfortunately for the two, McGregor is adamant about staying in the weight group he is in right now as he also has a mission of his own to avenge his loss to Diaz.
As of now, the mixed martial artist is busy preparing for his rematch with Diaz set for UFC 202. The match will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 20.