Who Should Conor McGregor Fight Next? 5 Possible Opponents

The FIVE opponents McGregor could face when he finally returns to the Octagon.

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'The Notorious' announced his retirement on social media earlier this year but it now seems that this was rather premature. With fervent rumours circling the web, MMA fans are eagerly anticipating his long-awaited return to the cage. One of the most entertaining fighters on the planet, Conor McGregor catapulted mixed martial arts into the mainstream, bringing new exposure to the UFC.

Fighting out of SBG Ireland and trained by legendary coach John Kavanagh, the former 'champ champ' is angling for a return to the Octagon. McGregor was suspended for 6 months for his part in the infamous fracas at UFC 229. The potent trash talker has engaged in many feuds with other fighters throughout his career.

McGregor has made it clear that he wants the rematch with bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, the UFC has recently booked Khabib to defend his title against interim champ Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. It's likely that McGregor will have to get another win under his belt before he gets another shot at Khabib.

But who will he have to face?

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