The Conor McGregor hype train came to a screeching halt earlier this month when he suffered the first loss of his UFC career, a second round submission by Nate Diaz.
The biggest question after the loss at UFC 196 was “what’s next for Conor McGregor?”
Many members of the media and those inside of mixed martial arts circles believed McGregor would return to 145-pounds for a title defense against either Frankie Edgar or former featherweight king Jose Aldo.
However, it seems as though the UFC has other plans.
According to a report from MMAFighting.com, the UFC is currently targeting a rematch between McGregor and Diaz for UFC 200. To make things even more head-scratching, the proposed rematch would take place again at 170 pounds.
It would clearly be an unfair booking for Frankie Edgar and the rest of the featherweight division and one that would have many calling for McGregor to vacate his featherweight belt. We’ll have to see what happens next.
UFC 200 will take place July 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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