At present, Conor McGregor is the biggest name in mixed martial arts and one of the most well-known athletes on the planet. Love him or hate him, no one generates more pay-per-view buys for the UFC than the Irishman.
Unfortunately, for McGregor fans and the UFC at least, evidence would suggest that the former world champ's interest in competing has dwindled. Despite being healthy, he won't be fighting in 2019 and has only set foot in the Octagon twice in the last three years.
Sure, he's very active on social media and is still generating plenty of headlines. That being said, there has to be an actual fight to promote for Dana White and company to capitalize on McGregor's online trash-talk.
The lightweight contender has also dealt with his share of issues outside the cage, which include allegations of sexual misconduct and assaulting an elderly man at a local pub.
It makes plenty of business sense for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to keep McGregor in the fold, but in light of recent events, the company needs to focus on promoting their next megastar.
With that in mind, here are five fighters who could become the UFC's next Conor McGregor.
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