After his first loss during “UFC 196,” Conor McGregor did not show any signs of slowing down. If not, the fighter is even raring to go back inside the caged octagon to fight again as revealed by UFC President, Dana White. Given this, talks are already swirling on who will be “The Notorious'” comeback opponent.
While popular opinion would be for a Nate Diaz or a Jose Aldo rematch, well known UFC commentator Joe Rogan thinks that business-wise, Frankie Edgar will be perfect for McGregor’s “UFC 200” date.
“Frankie Edgar’s a way easier sell,” Rogan said in his podcast titled “Joe Rogan Experience #774”
“He’s got to win again. If he wins again. You could sell it but you wouldn’t sell it for as much as if Aldo won,” he continued referencing to the situation where McGregor heads on to fight Aldo who he defeated in just 13 seconds during “UFC 194” last year.
Rogan continued to explain the logic to his opinion relating it to a somewhat similar situation in the boxing world a few years ago with Manny Pacquiao.
“When Manny Pacquiao got knocked dead, the Floyd Mayweather fight was off. But then he beats Chris Algieri, looks like a [expletive] demon again, starts looking fantastic and you go ‘OK we can see it again.'”
Of course, the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight eventually happened and became the richest fight in the history of boxing.
Rogan also cited Edgar’s endurance which can make his potential match with McGregor a slugfest, something that is good for the fans and for the business of UFC.
Shall the bout push through, Edgar will finally get his turn to face McGregor in the octagon, something that he has been relentlessly campaigning for since last year.
Meanwhile as the debate continues for his next match, McGregor is happily celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. The former undefeated champ took in to his official Twitter account to wish everyone a good St. Paddy’s Day saying “Happy Paddy’s day everyone!! Wear them colours with pride!!! #IrishBlood.” In a report by Irish Mirror, McGregor was seen even going around town with his entourage.