On his official Twitter account, former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor hinted that he wants to fight the reigning UFC lightweight champion. Charles Oliveira next. Oliveira is having an interesting win in the last third round Dustin Poirier in UFC 269.
Needless to say, Conor McGregor’s status as an MMA superstar coupled with ‘Do Bronx’ incredible performance at UFC 269 has sparked speculation about a fight between them. out how. McGregor posted a tweet aimed at Oliveira, which reads as follows:
“So when do I fight Oliveira?”
Islam Makhachev then brought himself into the conversation by replying to Conor McGregor’s tweet. Makhachev’s tweet reads as follows:
“Your fight is on February 30th.”
Not to be outdone, Conor McGregor responded to Islam Makhachev by calling the Dagestan natives “half-breed”. McGregor’s tweet reads as follows:
“You are a person like no other.”
Conor McGregor is no stranger to Islam Makhachev. The Dagestani fighter is a childhood friend and longtime training partner of rival fighter McGregor Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘The Notorious’ fought Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 229 in October 2018 and lost in the fourth round.
Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA in October 2020. Meanwhile, Islam Makhachev prepares to face the next Beneil Dariush. The Makhachev-Dariush fight will lead a UFC Fight Night game on Feb. 26. The consensus is that the winner of the bout could get the next UFC lightweight title.
Conor McGregor is likely to make a highly anticipated comeback in mid-2022
Conor McGregor suffered a severe leg injury during his most recent bout, a lightweight fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 this July. ‘Mystic Mac’ has been discontinued since then. McGregor recently revealed that he will likely return to the octagon in mid-2022.
Another intriguing variable regarding Conor McGregor’s much-awaited return is the fact that he’s been hinting at the possibility of weight gain lately. McGregor recently posted pictures of himself looking huge and claiming to weigh 190 pounds. This leads many to believe that he can return to the welterweight division in 2022.
A grudge bout with Islam Makhachev or a lightweight title fight with Charles Oliveira could be the card for Conor McGregor at 155lbs. Meanwhile, a three-part showdown against UFC icon Nate Diaz awaits the Irishman in the welterweight division. Currently, McGregor’s next opponent and exact return date have not been officially revealed.
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