What's next for Conor McGregor: Diaz, Ferguson or WrestleMania?

Conor McGregor in shock talks to make wrestling debut with WWE at next year's Wrestlemania extravaganza

Conor McGregor in shock talks to make wrestling debut with WWE at next year's Wrestlemania extravaganza

But UFC president Dana White sensationally steered attention away from a trilogy clash by claiming that Ferguson vs McGregor is the fight that "has to happen" after the American submitted Kevin Lee at UFC 216 to win the interim lightweight title.

'Here's the thing, Diaz is saying he wants $20 million (£15m) to fight Conor for the third time, which sounds insane, ' Bisping added.

At the beginning of the year McGregor said the WWE had shown interest in getting him involved, but due to his training for his professional boxing debut, was forced to turn them down. "It wasn't the norm but as a change of pace it was certainly interesting and intriguing and I think compelling". "So yeah, I think that's what's going to happen".

Conor McGregor dances as he speaks during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Budweiser Stage.

McGregor has not featured in the octagon since knocking out Eddie Alvarez in the second round of their lightweight title fight at UFC 205 last November, when he became the first man to hold belts in two UFC divisions simultaneously.

Given his recent showings, it would be a fair assessment to suggest that Tony's best chance of overcoming Conor would be to bring the fight to the ground.

"I think he was just saying it to keep people on their toes".

Well, McGregor's head striking coach Owen Roddy disagrees and says that a third fight against Nate Diaz is still the matchup that fans would rather see after they engaged in two epic battles in 2016. But this time it looks like a deal is going to be locked into place."Last week, Stephanie McMahon discussed the possibility of McGregor making an appearance for WWE at a "Leaders in Sports" convention at Stamford Bridge."I think Conor would be a flawless fit with WWE", McMahon said". Where Diaz, like, Conor was landing all the shots on Diaz as well and all the other stuff that we came up with worked against Diaz, it's just he kept coming and coming and coming and coming. If the right fight comes up and the right money's on the table I'm sure he would jump in and go again. I mean compared to what UFC rules state, he's got a year to start defending his belt. That dude hasn't defended that belt one time - not one time. But if he wants to go in 2017, I'm down.

"Yeah, I would like more time off, definitely".

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