What's next for Conor McGregor?
Words by Nathan Irvine
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Return of the Mac?
The UFC's most prized asset, Conor McGregor has just been humbled. Everything leading up to the bout suggested the Irishman would march through underdog Dustin Poirier en route to a bad-blooded rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Even UFC president Dana White fancied it. But it wasn't to be as Poirier shocked the world with a dominating display that resulted in a second round TKO.
To his credit, McGregor took the loss in good grace. He acknowledged that Poirier deserved the win and vowed to dust himself off and come back again in 2021. Whether this means he can put a run of wins together to tempt Khabib out of retirement this year is another question.
With that in mind, what's next for Conor McGregor? Here are some options for his next steps.