Former UFC middleweight champion and current commentator Michael Bisping stated that Conor McGregor’s next fight will be against an old foe.
Following his dominant performance this past Saturday night, everybody is asking the same question – who’s next for McGregor? The Irish superstar said on numerous occasions that he wants to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch for the lightweight title. Dana White himself stated that sooner or later this bout will happen, but until then Conor should stay busy.
“I’ll tell you what’s going to happen, I guarantee he fights Nate Diaz next,” Michael Bisping said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.
“Masvidal and Usman are probably going to fight each other. Khabib’s going to fight Tony in April, then it’s Ramadan. If he beats Tony, he’s not going to fight anytime soon. And Conor already teased Diaz, and that’s good business for everybody involved. Fans want to see it, everyone makes money, so that’s what’s going to happen. That’s my prediction.”
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz fought back at UFC 196 and UFC 202. In the first fight, it was the Stockton native who won by submission. In the rematch, it was McGregor who got his hand raised by decision in a fantastic fight which was back-and-forth. Both fights happened at welterweight and as soon as the rematch happened many wondered when we would be getting the trilogy which has still not happened since 2016.