FIRST OF ALL... ENTER THE ARENA PODCAST *CLAPPING EMOJIS*
Meanwhile, during UFC 202, Dana White said that if Conor loses the fight against Nate Diaz then he will not be able to make his own shots on who he will be fighting next unless he won, and he did.
"The Notorious" is still the Champion of the 145 featherweight division, which he hasn't defended once since he has gotten it. Moving up to 170 is huge if you are coming from 145 so wanting to come back down that much weight to where you normally fight doesn't sound that appealing to McGregor.
Conor stated VERY clearly that he will NOT fight Jose Aldo, the Interim featherweight Champion. WHY is that though? Aldo got knocked out super fast in that fight. Doesn't Conor feel confident enough? Or does he just not care about that division any more?
Soon he is going to have to make the decision to give it up or get it stripped from the UFC.
Where does Eddie Alvarez (28-4) stand in all of this?
McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, states that McGregor will be completely healed after UFC 202 in one week even though he has medical suspension till 2017. He wants to see another belt wrapped around McGregor. How would he get that? By fighting Eddie Alvarez and winning he will indeed earn the lightweight Championship belt.
Apparently from the coach the fight is confirmed. Just a matter of time.
I MEAN THINK ABOUT THIS... TICKET. SALES. Alvarez is from Philly. UFC 205 is in New York on November 12th.
Why not? WHY. NOT? $$$$$$$$$$$$
But what about Nate Diaz? I want to rematch to happen BAD. TRUST. But if UFC is looking for the money they need CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION