All eyes are on Conor McGregor’s next move, after the UFC president he wants to get back into action ‘as soon as possible’ after losing to Nate Diaz.
Possible contenders include Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar or a rematch against Jose Aldo, who McGregor beat in 13 seconds in December.
The featherweight champion went up in weight at short notice when Diaz came in as a late replacement for Rafael Dos Anjos, who pulled out 12 days before the agreed fight.
‘The Notorious’ says he has no regrets about coming up in weight, but it is likely he will come away from the higher weight divisions for his next bout.
After his fight he uploaded a photo to his Instagram page which read:
“I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot.”
I stormed in and put it all on the line. I took a shot and missed. I will never apologize for taking a shot. Shit happens. I’ll take this loss like a man. I will not shy away from it. I will not change who I am. If another champion goes up 2 weights let me know. If your tired of me talking money, take a nap. I’ll still be here when you wake up with the highest PPV and the gate. Still talking multi 7’s. Thank you to the true support and fuck the hate that came out of the woodwork. I love it all. Its still steak for breakfast. I’ve been here many times in my life in some form or another. I’ll eat it all and come back stronger. Aldo you are a pussy. Dos anjos you are a pussy. When the history books are written, I showed up. You showed up on Twitter. To the fans! Never ever shy away from challenges. Never run from adversity. Face yourself head on. Nate I will see you again.
In the days after the fight UFC president Dana White confirmed that discussions were already in place about the 27-year-old Dubliner’s next move.
Speaking to ESPN Dana White said: ‘The Notorious’ is ready to return to the octagon as soon as possible.
“I was at his house last night talking to him. He wants to fight again as soon as possible. He wants to jump back in there and fight again.”
“We’re working on who the next opponent will be…we’ll see what happens,” he coyly added.